Arsenal Ladies FC were formed in 1987 by Vic Akers, who enjoyed a 22-year stint as manager of the club prior to moving upstairs to a general manager role in 2009.

Under Akers, the Gunners collected a stunning 33 major trophies - including a domestic and European quadruple in 2007. His total haul included a UEFA Women’s Cup, three domestic trebles, 12 Premier League titles, 10 FA Cups and 10 League Cups. It was a remarkable set of achievements that cemented Arsenal Ladies as the foremost women’s football club in this country.

FA Women's Cup final
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At present the Ladies have won 41 trophies in their 27-year history. None of this could have happened without the outstanding backing and support of Arsenal Football Club itself.

Arsenal Ladies’ general manager oversees a staff of nine, who all work solely to develop and co-ordinate the club’s female side.

Arsenal’s most decorated year was 2006/07 season when they secured the historic quadruple to mark their 20th anniversary. The Ladies became the first British team to win the UEFA Women’s Cup, beating Swedish side Umea 1-0 over a two-legged final.

The 2011 season was a groundbreaking one for the Gunners, and for the women’s game in general. It was the inaugural year of the Women’s Super League (WSL), which Arsenal Ladies won after fighting out a close battle with Birmingham City and perennial rivals Everton.

There was further success in 2012 when the Ladies won the WSL yet again and the Continental Cup for the second time in two years. As well as the first team, Arsenal Ladies also comprises a reserve side and teams at under-17, under-15, under-13, under-11 and under-9 levels.

Arsenal Ladies Information

Formed 1987
Members Women's Super League
  FA Reserve Section
Honorary President Vic Akers OBE
General Manager Clare Wheatley
First-team Manager Pedro Martinez Losa
Assistant Coach Kelly Smith
Club Captain Alex Scott
Lead Physiotherapist Mary Shiels
Strength and Conditioning Tom Doe
Reserve/Development Manager Daniel Wheller
Centre of Excellence Director John Bayer
Administrator/COE Manager Angela Cuerden
Marketing Officer/strong> Faye White
Development Officer Ciara Allan



INTERNATIONAL HONOURS

England Seniors
Rachel Yankey
Kelly Smith
Alex Scott
Jordan Nobbs (& 23's)
Casey Stoney
Siobhan Chamberlain
Danielle Carter 

England U23's
Jade Bailey
Dan Carter
Bianca Bragg
Freda Ayisi

England U19's
Bianca Bragg
Jade Bailey

Ireland
Emma Byrne
Niamh Fahey

Scotland
Caroline Weir
Emma Mitchell

Club Sponsors
Arsenal Football Club
Fly Emirates

Additional Sponsors
PUMA

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