Blackburn Rovers decide against Women's Super League bid

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BLACKBURN Rovers have confirmed this afternoon that they have decided not to nominate their ladies team for a place in the FA Women’s Super League next year.

The league is expanding to two divisions next year and bids are being accepted until Monday, with up to 20 clubs due to be awarded a licence.

Rovers Ladies played in the FA Women’s Premier League between 2006 and 2011, but opted not to bid to join the Super League when it was introduced two years ago.

Rules required the ladies club to become a separate legal entity, rather than an fully integrated part of Blackburn Rovers, and it was felt that there were too many logistical hurdles to overcome to make a bid at the time.

And the club have now confirmed that, after discussions this week, they have decided they again will not be bidding to join the expanded Super League.

A statement said: “Blackburn Rovers can confirm they have decided not to apply to join the FA Women’s Super League, which is set to introduce a second tier next season.

“The decision has been made solely on the complex intricacies of the new league structure.

“The club remain totally committed to the girls and ladies section, which has been an integral part of the club for the last two decades.”

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3:18pm Thu 28 Feb 13

MxMave says...

Cash flow reasons clearly.
Cash flow reasons clearly. MxMave
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4:46pm Thu 28 Feb 13

noddymcleod says...

Morecut backs. Given the growth of women's footie and women fans, I'd have thought that investing in women's footie would be a good idea.
I hear reports from reliable sources that the state of the pitches at Brockhall is deteriorating rapidly.
Morecut backs. Given the growth of women's footie and women fans, I'd have thought that investing in women's footie would be a good idea. I hear reports from reliable sources that the state of the pitches at Brockhall is deteriorating rapidly. noddymcleod
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5:38pm Thu 28 Feb 13

dangerous dave says...

GET SHUT OFF SHAW AGNEW SINGH AND HENDRY SO FUNDS CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE LADIES TEAM RATHER THAN HIDING BEHIND SO CALLED LEGALITIES - WHAT A SET OF IDIOTS WE HAVE ON THE MANAGEMENT TEAM AT EWOOD. THE VENKYS SIMPLY HAVE NO FUNDS AVAILABLE EVEN FOR THE LIKES OF THE LADIES TEAM.
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
GET SHUT OFF SHAW AGNEW SINGH AND HENDRY SO FUNDS CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE LADIES TEAM RATHER THAN HIDING BEHIND SO CALLED LEGALITIES - WHAT A SET OF IDIOTS WE HAVE ON THE MANAGEMENT TEAM AT EWOOD. THE VENKYS SIMPLY HAVE NO FUNDS AVAILABLE EVEN FOR THE LIKES OF THE LADIES TEAM. OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM dangerous dave
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9:26am Fri 1 Mar 13

French Rover says...

Other clubs (such as QPR) are also not entering the new league due to the ruling that the Ladies Teams have to be separate entity's from the club. It has nothing to do with any lack of funding or support from the club.

Yet another case of speaking without knowing the facts from deluded deranged dave ,
Other clubs (such as QPR) are also not entering the new league due to the ruling that the Ladies Teams have to be separate entity's from the club. It has nothing to do with any lack of funding or support from the club. Yet another case of speaking without knowing the facts from deluded deranged dave , French Rover
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11:22am Fri 1 Mar 13

dangerous dave says...

French Rover wrote:
Other clubs (such as QPR) are also not entering the new league due to the ruling that the Ladies Teams have to be separate entity's from the club. It has nothing to do with any lack of funding or support from the club.

Yet another case of speaking without knowing the facts from deluded deranged dave ,
And your the font of all knowledge - dont thinks so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately lack of fund has everything to do with the Rovers demise and as for the mens team rank bad Management as well!!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Other clubs (such as QPR) are also not entering the new league due to the ruling that the Ladies Teams have to be separate entity's from the club. It has nothing to do with any lack of funding or support from the club. Yet another case of speaking without knowing the facts from deluded deranged dave ,[/p][/quote]And your the font of all knowledge - dont thinks so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately lack of fund has everything to do with the Rovers demise and as for the mens team rank bad Management as well!!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM dangerous dave
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