Pleasing second season for Ladies

Catch up with a round up of the 2017/18 Harriers Ladies season…

Harriers Ladies played out a pleasing second season since reforming, topped off by captain Amber Lawrence picking up the award for West Midlands Regional League Division One South Player of the Season.

The skipper was an ever present in the Harriers midfield, a season that saw the Ladies win the Worcestershire FA Women’s Cup, reach the semi final of the League Cup, and finish fifth in the league.

Ladies manager James Astle joined Harriers shortly after the beginning of the 2017/18 season, and gave us his thoughts on his first season at the club.

“The highlight has got to be winning the County Cup for the second year running, and also the compliments that we got from a lot of the other clubs in terms of our style of football,” said Astle.

“We were the first team to take points from Redditch who were top of the league and hadn’t lost or drawn at the time.

“I’m pleased with the season overall, it was nice to wrap it up with a cup”.

Attacker Alex Nicklin scooped a hat trick of awards at the end of season awards evening in the Aggborough Suite, including finishing the season as the top goalscorer. The full list of award winners are as follows:

Vicky Hyde – Clubman of the Year
Alex Nicklin – Top Goalscorer
Anna Lock – Key Player of the Year
Alex Nicklin – Managers Player of the Year
Alex Nicklin – Players Player of the Year

Since the conclusion of the season, Harriers Ladies have moved swiftly to appoint two new coaches: Anthony Rides as goalkeeping coach and Chris Cooper as assistant manager.

Additionally, one set of trials has already been held ahead of the new season with another set of trials taking place on Thursday 14th June at 7:30pm. To register, email

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