Gloucester City co-chairman Alex Petheram has confirmed that the club’s newly formed women’s side will play at Meadow Park next season as the Tigers look to bring all clubs onto a level playing field.
Petheram took to Twitter to confirm that the Gloucestershire County League side will be added to the Gloucester Sport brand that already consists of City’s men’s, Under-23s, U21s and U18s sides, as well as the newly acquired Gloucester Knights basketball team.
Gloucester want to expand their elite portfolio of teams across the board and by aligning the women’s team closer to the main club with the formation of the new side in the County League, Petheram is laying the foundations for an exciting future.
The club will support its women’s side with a short term budget capable of getting the side into the full-time model as quickly as possible in order to mimic the men’s side.
In the Tweet below, Petheram also confirmed that Gloucester City season ticket holders will be allowed entry to watch all of the sides play at Meadow Park next season, in an effort to give back to the fans following a difficult past 12 months.
Petheram told Severn Sport: “Women’s football is growing which is fantastic and we felt that this move is the right thing for the club.
“For us we wanted to make sure that we had Elite Sport across all aspects of the football club.
“We are delighted to bring the Women’s team to the main club with the formation of the new side in the County League.”
Gloucester City’s men’s side also have a new start date for their next Vanarama National League North campaign, as it was confirmed today that the 2021/22 season will commence on August 14.
Defender Jack James has re-signed his contract until 2023 and will form part of the Tigers’ squad next season.
Read more about James’ new deal at Meadow Park here.