Everton Ladies started life as Hoylake WFC in 1983. We merged with Dolphins YC to become Leasowe and then added Pacific to our title in a sponsorship deal.
In 1987–88 we came to prominence by winning the North West League and reaching the 1988 Women's FA Cup final, losing to Doncaster Belles 3–1.
Despite the loss, we were back the following year and this time they beat Friends of Fulham, 3-2.
By 1991–92 we had won the regional league five years in a row, and when the regular national competition was expanded the season after, we were admitted to Division One North and promptly finished top to join the FA Women's Premier League.
In 1995 we officially became known as Everton Ladies Football Club and continued to make our mark. In 1997 we reached the final of the Premier League Cup only to lose to Millwall Lionesses 1–2. The following year, we were crowned National Premier League Champions.
In 1999 we reached the League Cup final again, but were on the wrong end of a 1–3 result to Arsenal Ladies. In 2005 we reached the FA Women's Cup final but were defeated by Charlton Athletic. In 2007, we ended the Premier League campaign in second place, which bagged us a European debut in 2007-2008 because Arsenal (who won the league, had already won the Uefa Women's Cup. Everton reached the second group stage during the debut in Europe.
Moving forward to 2009 and once again the big battle at the top was between Arsenal Ladies and Everton Ladies.
On the last day of the season, Everton needed only a draw against Arsenal Ladies in the last match of the season to win the Women's Premier League, but we lost 1–0 to finish runners–up on goal difference.
In 2010 Everton got a bit of revenge on the Gunners when we beat them 3–2 to win the FA Women's Cup - with Natasha Dowie scoring the winner.
In 2011 the Club advanced to the quarter–finals of the Champions League; where we had our best run so far - but we were halted by German side FCR Duisburg.
That same year we became one of the eight women's football clubs who founded FA WSL1 in March.
In 2014 after 26 years of top flight football they were relegated into the WSL 2.
HOW TO FIND US
How to get to us on matchdays at the Stobart Stadium Halton:
From the M62
Exit at Junction 7 Take A568 dual carriageway towards Widnes (Following brown signs to Halton Stadium) Keep right after junction onto Ashley Way (A562) Take 2nd exit off roundabout (McDonald’s on the right) Take 2nd exit off mini-roundabout into Lowerhouse Lane.
From Runcorn & the South
Cross Widnes/Runcorn Bridge (A533) Follow signs to Widnes (A562) At roundabout take 3rd exit towards Widnes Town Centre Take first left following brown signs to Halton Stadium (McDonald’s on the right) Take 2nd exit off mini-roundabout into Lowerhouse Lane.
From Liverpool Airport
Take Speke Road (A562) and follow signs for Widnes (A562) Following brown signs to Halton Stadium Take 1st exit off roundabout (McDonald’s on the right) Take 2nd exit off mini-roundabout into Lowerhouse Lane.
By public transport
Widnes train station is less than 1 mile to Select Security Stadium Halton Runcorn train station is less than 2 miles away Widnes bus route map and bus timetables Stadium offers secure bicycle facilities on both non-matchdays and on matchdays