It is confirmed that an Isle of Wight women’s football team has gained promotion to the Hampshire Women’s Division 2 league.

With pre-season now underway, Wight Eagles have announced that the ladies team will face a new challenge in the upcoming 2024/25 league season.

Dan Verstraeten, from the Wight Eagles academy, has confirmed that Ellena Boakes will remain as manager of the ladies team, with help from coaches Richie Mumford and Mark Woodhouse.

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Ellena, reflecting on the team’s performance in the 2023/24 season, said: “The ladies have worked extremely hard over the last year and have now been given the reward we all deserve.

“The club is a great place with the new structure put in place over the last six months.

“It’s going to be an exciting year for all at the club, and it's great to be training alongside the academy.”

All new and old players, from the age of 16, are welcome to come along to training at Queensgate Field, off Beatrice Road in East Cowes, this evening (Thursday, July 4) between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

The ladies team will work closely with the new academy u18 side ahead of the 2024/25 season.

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