Isthmian League


Whitehawk Football Club is delighted to announce plans to reform its Women’s team for the 2023/24 season. 

For 18 years until 2011, Whitehawk Ladies were one of the most pioneering and successful teams in the region, winning numerous titles, reaching the fifth round of the Women’s FA Cup as well as the semi-final of the Premier League Cup, beating Liverpool along the way.

The FA’s current Director of Women’s Football, Kelly Simmons played for the Hawks during the 2005/6 season and Angela Banks was included in the full England squad in 1999, before joining Arsenal.

Kelly Simmons played for the Hawks during the 2005/6 season 

An application for League license accreditation is currently with the Sussex County FA, and the club is now actively recruiting for the following positions:

  • 1st Team Manager/Head Coach
  • 1st Team Assistant, 1st Team Coach
  • 1st Team Goalkeeping Coach
  • Strength+ Conditioning Coach, Physio, 
  • Welfare Officer

Angela Banks

For information on any of the roles above, and to receive an information pack, please e-mail Hawks Co-Vice-Chairman Ned McDonnell:

Trials: Trials will take place during June (dates tbc), and players who wish to enquire or express an interest should e-mail Jenna Freeman:

Hawks Chairman Andy Schofield said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce the return of the women’s section of the club. We had one of the best teams in the region for quite a while, when women’s football was struggling to be accepted. Now is the right time to welcome back a part of the club that has been sadly missing. We want to once more inspire and create football opportunities for girls and women in our local community.”

More details will be announced in due course, and further updates will be released over the coming weeks.


(Angela Banks Photo by Jon Buckle)

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