Sister Club

Durham Women FC will once again run the FA Sister Club Programme in the 2019/20 season – and we’re looking for clubs to join the FREE programme!

The FA Sister Club Programme is an FA-backed initiative which gives local grassroots clubs the opportunity to become affiliated with an FA Women’s Championship side.

Junior clubs are able to reap a number of benefits from this partnership, which gives them unique participation opportunities as well the opportunity to watch FA Women’s Championship games for FREE.

And now, after submitting a strong application, Durham Women FC have been awarded one of only a handful of these programmes – meaning that we are now on the hunt for clubs to partner up with us ahead of the 2019/20 season!

There are a number of benefits available to our Sister Clubs, including:

  • Free Season Tickets for all players (players will be expected to use these at all home games, and attendance will be tracked)
  • Discounted Season Tickets for parents
  • Access to exclusive Sister Club Tournaments
  • Access to pre-match Skills Sessions with our players
  • The chance to earn Player visits to training sessions, recruitment sessions and presentation evenings
  • Invitations to open training sessions with our FA WSL side
  • Sister Club Days at our games, where your club will be our guests of honour and play an active part in our match day experience
  • Priority access to any other mascot spaces which may become available
  • Plus many more!

In return, Sister Clubs are expected to utilise all their season tickets and ensure that their players, their parents and coaches attend our FA Women’s Championship home games!

Our programme will run differently to others in the league, as we will offer it to clubs FREE OF CHARGE. This represents a great deal for clubs as all you have to do is attend our games to ensure you receive the benefits!

We now want to hear from any interested clubs, and be quick – there’s limited spaces available!

If you’re interested in partnering up with your local FA Women’s Championship side as part of the Sister Club Programme, get in touch with us now!

Email our programme officer, Mark Donnelly, on mark.donnelly@durhamwfc.co.uk or call 07495 663334 for more details or an informal chat regarding the Sister Club programme.


Our current Sister Clubs are listed below:

  • Deerness Valley
  • Durham United
  • Chester-le-Street Amazons
  • Middleton Rangers
  • Whitehaven Amateur Lionesses
  • Pirelli FC
  • Leven FC
  • Washington United
  • Washington NSG Athletic
  • Peterlee Helford United
  • Newton Aycliffe Angels