Pre-Season 2019: Cardiff City FC Women

Women
2 months 3 weeks ago

Cardiff City FC Women will face six sides as part of their preparations for the 2019/20 Welsh Premier Women’s League season.

Five of their pre-season fixtures will be played at Cardiff International Sports Campus and kick-off at 2pm, with entry being free of charge.

The Bluebirds begin at home to Cascade Ladies FC of the South Wales Women's & Girls' League on Sunday, July 21st, before hosting Bideford AFC Ladies, who gained promotion to the South West Women's Football League Premier Division for the upcoming campaign – seven days later.

On Wednesday, July 31st, City will make the short journey to Cyncoed Campus and play fellow Welsh Premier Women’s League side Cardiff Met WFC – 7:30pm kick-off.

Cheltenham Town Ladies FC, who compete in the FA Women’s National League Division 1 South West, make the trip to Cardiff International Sports Campus on Sunday, August 4th, prior to Forest Green Rovers Ladies FC from the South West Women's Football League Premier Division travelling to the home of Cardiff City FC Women the following Sunday.

The Bluebirds conclude their preparations on Sunday, August 18th by hosting Southampton FC Women, who were promoted to the FA Women’s National League Division 1 South West for the 2019/20 season.

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Sunday, July 21st, 2019 - Cardiff City FC Women vs. Cascade Ladies FC – Cardiff International Sports Campus (2pm KO)

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Sunday, July 28th, 2019 – Cardiff City FC Women vs. Bideford AFC Ladies – Cardiff International Sports Campus (2pm KO)

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 – Cardiff Met WFC vs. Cardiff City FC Women – Cyncoed Campus (7:30pm KO)

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Sunday, August 4th, 2019 – Cardiff City FC Women vs. Cheltenham Town Ladies FC – Cardiff International Sports Campus (2pm KO)

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Sunday, August 11th, 2019 – Cardiff City FC Women vs. Forest Green Rovers Ladies FC – Cardiff International Sports Campus (2pm KO)

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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 – Cardiff City FC Women vs. Southampton FC Women – Cardiff International Sports Campus (2pm KO)

Head Coach Iain Darbyshire is relishing the pre-season challenges and highlighted his aims for the City squad as they prepare for their competitive campaign.

“The six games will be great preparation for the competitive season because we’re playing consistently against different levels of opposition,” began Iain.

“Pre-season is one of the most important parts of the campaign, so we’ve got to get everybody to the level we want them to be at and push on from there.

“We’ll be able to try a lot of things, such as implement the way we want to play, test a few different positions and build-up to the intensity we want to play at.”

Keep up-to-date with all of the most recent news via our official Women’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, @CardiffCityFCW!