Coventry United Ladies FC travel to Boreham Wood to face Arsenal Women in Women’s FA Cup quarter final action on Friday night at 19:00.
December 23, 2021. The day Coventry United Ladies players and staff were informed that the club would be entering voluntary liquidation. Fast forward three months and they get set to take on the most successful team in English women’s history in the quarter finals of the Vitality FA Women’s Cup.
The club who sit bottom of the FA Women’s Championship travel to Meadow Park on Friday looking to go one step further in the club’s history by making it to the semi-final. There’s certainly a delightful feel around the club right now but just months ago the club was surrounded by doom.
Just six months after turning into a fully professional club, Coventry United Ladies were placed into liquidation with many of the club’s footballers heading to Twitter to vent their feelings.
Media and communications manager Connor West went back to the day he heard his job wouldn’t be longer to continue, “It was a difficult time for all of us, we all lost our dream jobs and to hear just two days before Christmas that you’d no longer have a job is heart-breaking.
“It just goes to show how great we have grown and cliché to Coventry we’ve risen from the ashes so for us to get back and get into the quarter final against a team like Arsenal is huge.”
However, the Warwickshire club were saved in the 11th hour by a takeover bid from CEO of energy company Angels Group, Lewis Taylor who has pledged to take the club forward.
“It’s crazy how far we’ve gone from that in December to right now in March, it just shows how hard we have all worked to get back to a bit more normality.
“We’re just going to enjoy the game Friday, we didn’t have a club this time in December so for us to go into a quarter final is amazing. It’s great, not just for the fans who have been following us through our journey, it’s also great for the city of Coventry.”