About FGR Women

The Forest Green Rovers Supporters Club have a strong association with Forest Green Rovers Women and we are keen supporters and advocates of the side. Here you can find out a bit more about the team.

What league are FGR Women in?

FGR Women play in the 5th tier of the Women’s Football Pyramid. Or to put it another way, four promotions would see them in the Women’s Super League (the top tier in England). The division FGR Women play in is called the The South West Women’s Football League Premier Division, which is comprised of 10 teams from all over the South West of England. Promotion would see FGR move up to the FA Women’s National League Division 1 South West. You can find out more about the Women’s football pyramid here.

Where can I find the league table and fixtures?

You can find the latest league table and fixtures on the FA’s Full Time website here.

Where do FGR Women play?

Forest Green Rovers Women play their fixtures on a Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Their home games are at Hartpury College. You should be able to follow directions using the post code GL19 3BE. The team either play on the all weather pitch or on the grass pitch almost adjacent to it. You can easily find both pitches from the car park, which is very easy to find space in.

FGR Women History

We’ve tried to assemble a plotted history of FGR Women below. There are some gaps and we apologise for that – we will fill them in as soon as we can.

Dizzy Heights

You might think that FGRs Men’s team were the first FGR side to reach the third tier, but they were beaten to it by FGR Women, who achieved the fete in 2015/16, when they played in the National League Southern Premier. In that season FGR Women rubbed shoulders with Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, QPR and West Ham United.

You can watch highlights of FGR Women’s 1-0 win over West Ham United at the Thornhill Park Stadium in Slimbridge here.

During that season FGR Women also recorded their best FA Cup Run, reaching the 2nd round proper.

Cup Success

FGR Women are most successful club in the Gloucestershire County Cup with 5 wins, including most recently the 2022/23 title.

Then: back in the days of black and white FGR Women lifted the Glos County Cup title at Glos FA HQ in Almondsbury.

More recently: FGR Women celebrate in style after regaining the title in 2022/23.

League Finishes

FGR Women have three league titles in their relatively short history. Over the years they have risen as high as the third tier, but more recently have re-established themselves in the 5th tier after a rebuild.

Year Division Pyramid Tier Position P W D L GD PTS
22/23 SWRWFL Premier 5 3 18 12 2 4 28 38
21/22 SWRWFL Premier 5 5 18 8 3 7 22 27
20/21 SWRWFL Eastern Division 6 1 5 5 0 0 13 15
19/20 SWRWFL Eastern Division 6 5 11 3 2 6 -11 11
18/19 SWRWFL Premier 5 10 20 3 1 16 -50 10
17/18 SWRWFL Premier 5 6 22 8 2 12 -1 26
16/17 SWRWFL Eastern Division 6 1 14 13 1 0 30 40
15/16 NL Souther Premier 3 11 22 2 2 18 -57 8
14/15 NL South West Division One 4 1 16 10 2 4 25 32
13/14 South West Combination WFL 4 4 20 12 1 7 21 37
12/13 South West Combination WFL 4 4 18 10 2 6 18 32
11/12 South West Combination WFL 4 2 18 11 3 4 22 36
10/11 South West Combination WFL 4 5 18 9 2 7 7 28 *
09/10 South West Combination WFL 4 6 20 10 1 9 43 31
08/09 South West Combination WFL 4 5 18 8 2 8 31 26

Attendance Records

As far as we know the record home attendance for a home fixture was set in 2021 with 369 fans at The New Lawn as FGR Women defeated Almondsbury in the FA Cup.

FGRSC Player of the Season

In 2021/22 FGR Supporters Club started to award a Supporters Player of The Season. We are sure that a previous award existed before this date but cannot find any details. The winners since restarting the award are:

2021/22 – Hattie Jones; captain and midfield architect, won the award for committed displays, leadership and for playing the game in a positive way, offering leadership and encouragement to her team mates.

2022/23 – Nynka Rucker; attacking dynamo Rucker scored a raft of goals in a busy season where she also added lots of assists. The pacey attacker always looked a danger on the ball and managed to turn the Glos County Cup on its head with two late goals to help FGR to the title.


Manager Years
Josh Giddins 2014-2016
Craig Darkin 2018-2020
Chris Hicks 2021-2022
Tom Needham 2022 (interim)
Neil More 2022
Tom Needham 2022-23 (interim)
Joe Manns 2023-present