Millwall Lionesses to separate from Millwall Football Club


Millwall have announced that the Board of Directors and senior management at Millwall Lionesses will become an independent entity from the end of this current campaign.

This decision means that a new club, London City Lionesses, will be started. Therefore, Millwall Lionesses will operate through Millwall Community Trust with the proud history of the club and its tradition intact.

Millwall have tried on several occasions throughout the season to achieve a different outcome but the Lionesses’ current hierarchy has decided to become independent.

The club attempted to reach an agreement whereby its name, Millwall, could continue to be used but this was rejected out of hand.

As such, the club ultimately supported the name change, subject to certain conditions being met, in order for the team to complete the current season and so that management had ample time and opportunity to secure alternative funding.

In Millwall’s statement, they stated:

The Lionesses will always be a key part of Millwall Football Club. Their tradition and heritage is a source of immense pride and, through the Community Trust, more history can now be created.

The club’s aim, as always, is to ensure that there is a pathway for girls and women to play football at as high a level as possible and this will continue to be the case with a new-look Millwall Lionesses.

The club wishes London City Lionesses the best of luck in the future with their new venture.

Millwall finished bottom of the Women’s Championship with five points after losing 17 of their 20 league games this season.

London City Lionesses will start next campaign in the FA Women’s Championship, after no teams were relegated last season.


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