Aston Villa Football Club is delighted to announce a new identity for Aston Villa Ladies.
The team have been renamed Aston Villa Women ahead of the 2019/20 season.
The name change signifies a new and exciting era for women’s football at Aston Villa, with CEO Christian Purslow committed to growing the club’s impact on the women’s game.
He said: “Aston Villa Ladies have a rich and proud history and the time is now right to pursue progress under a new name that aligns more appropriately with women’s football in this country.
“Improving our women’s set-up has been a priority since our new ownership group came to the club last year and we want to give our Head Coach Gemma Davies and her staff the best environment to prosper.
"Our ambition is for Aston Villa Women to be challenging at the highest level of club football.”
Originally known as Solihull FC, the club changed their name to Aston Villa Ladies in 1996 when they became officially affiliated with Aston Villa FC.
The club currently compete in the FA Women’s Championship, the second tier of women’s football in England, and they’re aiming to build on last season’s sixth-place finish.