Durham Cestria

Durham Cestria currently play in the FA Women’s National League – Northern Division One.

Last season, they won the North East Regional Women’s Football League Premier Division and the League Cup.

2019/20 Fixtures

18th August – Bradford City (A)

1st September – Bolton Wanderers (H)

4th September – Newcastle United (H)

8th September – Stockport County (A)

15th September – Liverpool Feds (A)

29th September – Barnsley (H)

9th October – Norton & Stockton (A)

20th October – Leeds United (H)

27th October – Chester-le-Street Town (A)

10th November – Chorley (A)

8th December – Brighouse Town (H)

12th January – Bradford City (H)

2nd February – Bolton Wanderers (A)

9th February – Stockport County (H)

19th February – Newcastle United (A)

23rd February – Liverpool Feds (H)

8th March – Barnsley (A)

18th March – Norton & Stockton (H)

22nd March – Leeds United (A)

29th March – Chester-le-Street Town (H)

26th April – Chorley (H)

10th May – Brighouse Town (A)

Club History

Cestria Girls were established in 2007 and, after some success as a junior grassroots club, they entered senior football after a successful merger with South Durham – who themselves were County Cup winners on a few occasions – becoming South Durham Cestria LFC in 2012.

That same season County Cup success followed promotion to the Women’s Premier League. However, after a successful bid to join the new FA Women’s Super League with Durham University, the club simply became Durham Women FC.

Several players have gone on to play in the FA Womens Super League and at international level who have won the County Cup with Durham – most notably Jen Jennings, Beth Hepple, Lauren Briggs and Zoe Ness.