AFC Telford United are delighted to announce a partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers that will see the New Bucks Head become the new home for Wolves Women.
The return of the Premier League club will see the football club rekindle our 16 year old relationship with Wolves having previously used the New Bucks Head for all their reserve and youth team fixtures.
The New Bucks Head will host the Wolves Women fixtures on a Sunday afternoon as well as some of the U23s fixtures during the midweek over the course of the season.
The move comes on the back of a sensational season for Wolves Women, which saw Dan McNamara’s side crowned champions of the Northern Premier League.
AFC Telford United welcome Wolves Woman and we are delighted to be a part of growing the women’s game for Wolves and the local community in Telford. We believe with this link we can encourage local female football fans to get involved in football and support not only Wolves Women but AFC Telford United Women’s and men’s teams at the New Bucks Head this season. Our new partnership will also enable us to promote and support our “Her Game Too” campaign that we recently announced as a club initiative next season.
Luke Shelley, football operations manager said “We are delighted to welcome Wolves back to the New Bucks Head. We have always had a good relationship with them over the 16 years and we are really pleased to have secured them back at Telford.
We are thrilled to be hosting the Women next season especially on the back of their sensational season last year which saw them very nearly secure promotion. We are looking forward to working together again next season to help grow the partnership to new levels that will benefit both clubs”
Jenna Burke-Martin, head of women’s and girls’ football at Wolves, said: “We would like to thank AFC Wulfrunians for their support for the women’s team and for moving with us over the years by growing the facility and making the required changes, but the move to Telford is around getting the women to a more professional standard across the board.
The standard of the pitch is better, so hopefully will lead to fewer cancellations in the winter and the larger stadium gives a more professional feel to where we want to be. We’ll be massively supported by Telford in terms of the operation on a matchday as well which we haven’t had before.
Telford will receive support from the Wolves grounds team as well. It’s more a partnership than just hiring the stadium and will provide a high standard for the women to play at. We hope the move will prepare us to meet our targets of competing at a higher level within the women’s game in the future.”
Full fixtures and ticket details will be released in due course.