Tranmere Rovers Ladies are formed under the wings of the Football In The Community scheme, in order to allow local and enthusiastic female football players to play with a structured leauge. They achieve that initial goal, when they play their first competitive game against Bury Girls, in the North West Women's Regional League Division Four, In September
At the first time of asking, Rovers win the NWWRFL Division Four title - as they set off on a venture which will take them through all four division in the space of just four seasons ..
Carbon copy success closes the 1991/2 season and ensures promotion is readily achieved from Division Three...
Finishing in third place in Division Two, they join Bury in the step up to Division One..
Considered a rather "Mediocrei" year in comparison to others, Rovers obtain a mid-table position, plus a League Divisional Cup semi-final spot...
A successful and rewarding season which culminates in promotion to the FA Women's Premier League. Rovers make a successful transition by winning both the NWWRFL Division One title and the Play Offs
With just one defeat all season, the clubs' previous records become a distant memory, as the top flight of English women's fooball now beckons. They also win the Cheshire Shield for the first time, beating Stockport 6-2 at Runcorn's Canal Street ground, adding to the Umbro International Festival Trophy...
A tough first season in teh national Division sees Tranmere consolidate their place alongside the big names - finishing eighth in the table, and avioding relegation by three points. They also take full honours in the Keele Football Festival during the close season. After utilising several venues throughout their history, they finally settle in the idyllic surroundings of Gayton Park, the home of West Cheshire League club Heswall F.C...
From here on, each new season seems to take the club a stage further up the league ladder, as Rovers now secure seventh place come May. They take the Cheshire Shield once again, and in the process smash the competitions' record scoreline, beating Chester College in Round Two 20-0. The Umbro International FEstival Tropgy is also won for the second time in the clubs' history...
A club record fifth place in the National Division is confirmed come the end of the season. Rovers also reach the AXA FA Cup Semi-finals for the very first time, but lose 2-1 to fellow national Division side Southampton Saints. The Cheshire Shield is won for the fourth time though, following a 7-0 win over Trafford in the Final. A great start to the following season sees them achieve top honours at both the Reebok and the Umbro Festivals...
Fifth place once again equals the blub record set the previous season. Defeeat in teh semi-finals of the AXA Premier Leauge Cup to Croydon though ensures they miss out on the Final for the second consecutive year. The Cheshire ladies Shield does not elude them however, as they beat Chester City 7-0, and take the trophy for the fifth time...
After several attempts to prgress beyond the semi-final stage, Rovers finally make their first-ever final appearance in a major cup competition - the AXA Premier Leauge Cup - but lose 3-0 to a strong Arsenal team, at Chester City's Deva Stadium. Their Leauge campaign is once again a creditable one, as Rovers are rewarded with fifth place for their efforts, along with a sixth win of the Cheshire Shield
Rovers reach teh AXA FA Women's Cup Semi-Finals for the second time in their history, but lost 3-1 to fellow national Division side Doncaster Belles. They finish their leauge season in fifth place once again. The Cheshire Shield Final is now becoming a regular fixture, as for teh seveth year Rovers win the trophy beating Chester City. The Reserves complete their first-ever season by winning the Cheshire and Manchester Girls League. The summer then brings the news that Steve Williams is to finally step down as team manager - a role he has held since the clubs formation. Player Louise Edwards takes charge in time for the start of the 2002/03 season...
Louise sees her team finish sixth in teh National Division, while the Reserves make their bow in teh FA Premier Reserve Leauge, and end the season with a creditable third place...
After eight years in top flight of English Women's football, Rovers are relegated to the Northern Division. The Reserves however retain third palce in teh Midlands and North Division Two...
Having spent a good deal of the year in the bottom half of the table, Rovers close the season however in a creditable seventh position in teh Northern Division, while also having reached the ¼ Finals of the FA Women's Cup. The Reserves, meanwhile, win promtion after taking the runners up spot in teh North/ Midlands Division Two
Louise Edwards steps down as manager, and is replaced by assistant Shirley Waring. The team then amasses 43 points, enough to secure a creditable third place in the Northern Division. Rovers however only miss out on a play-off spot following defeat to neighbours Liverpool. The Cheshire shield is won again however for a record eighth time following victory over the soon to be Premier League newcomers Crewe Alexandra Ladies.
Tranmere close the 06/07 season with a mid table finish, and although they exit the league cup at the first hurdle, rovers also progress to the fifth round of the Womens FA cup only to bow out of the competition at Bristol Academy. The Reserves win the Liverpool County FA league, having gone through the season undefeated.
The league provides a tough challenge with rovers closing the 07/08 season in the lower half of the Northern Division table. They do however achieve a club and competition record ninth win of the Cheshire Ladies challenge cup, beating Stockport 5-1 at Whittion Albion's Wincham Park ground. It was a clean sweep of the board too for the junior sides in both the respective league and cup competitions, fron u10's to u16's.