Yeovil Town Women’s rampant returning season was brought to a close in May as Paul Knight’s side confirmed the league and cup double, after Paulton Rovers forfeited the League Cup Final.

Following a season full of positives and notable scorelines, the Glovers will be seeking more success next season as they enter the South West Regional Division One South.

 With this being tier six of the women’s pyramid, a more competitive campaign can be expected next season.

A staggering 98 league goals were scored by Yeovil in the Somerset Division One, which saw them average over five goals per game, additionally, a mere five goals were conceded by the Glovers, with goalkeeper Emily Hall keeping eleven clean sheets in the league.

The worthy winner of the golden boot was Niamh Nicholls, who netted 22 league goals. Nicholls’ most prolific month was November, as she scored at least two in each fixture.

As well as this, Nicholls went on a run of four hat-tricks in a row, in which she also bagged four in a 9-0 triumph over Ilminster.
The Glovers also competed in the Somerset County Cup this season and reached the final, a huge achievement in itself, however they came out second best to higher-level side Keynsham Town.

Niamh Nicholls heads towards goal. Pic C/O Yeovil Town Women

Yeovil have been no strangers to high-scoring results over the course of the season, as they hit double figures on three different occasions – ten-nil triumphs over Wellington and Sydenham and the 12-0 hammering of Paulton.

There was another double at Yeovil Town Women as youngster Zoe Ball secured both players’ player and managers player awards, as a result of her staunch contribution to the team’s success this season, scoring seven goals.

As well as the successes of the first team in 2023/24, the development team under Ray Bloomfield have also had a taste of success, as they won the Somerset Division Two. Bloomfield’s side finished their campaign with 49 points from a possible 54 and won the league title five points clear of local rivals Pen Mill.

The golden boot was awarded to Sadie Cox, who scored an impressive thirty goals in sixteen league appearances. The development team’s players’ player was awarded to Claire Goodson and the manager’s player went to Lauren Fellman.


Yeovil Town Women club captain Jess Hodge spoke to the Gloverscast following a successful season personally, despite some injury troubles in the new year.

Yeovil Women’s Captain Jess Hodge leads the side out.
Pic C/O Yeovil Town Women

Jess expressed how much she has enjoyed the season,
“This season has certainly been one to remember, from knowing each other for less than a year to winning 18/18 league games and lifting two trophies at the end is truly special, and us girls and coaches are proud to be a part of this journey”,

On captaining the double winners, Jess said,
“I have loved every second of it. I was initially nervous stepping into the role of captain due to not having a wealth of experience, however, I feel as though I have taken it in my stride, giving everything I can. I really care about the players both on and off the pitch”,

Looking ahead to next season, Jess explained that back-to-back promotions is the target and also explained her personal goals for the 2024/25 campaign,

“We as a team will be looking to get another promotion to continue our growth as a club. My personal goal next season is to increase the intensity around my game in terms of cardio and keeping my muscles healthy to prevent injuries which I have suffered with this season”.

Paul Knight and Ray Bloomfield now look ahead to next season, with both sides entering higher divisions, but with similar aspirations. It has also been announced that the women’s setup will have an under-18 team from next season, another example of the growing nature of the women’s set up at Yeovil Town Football Club.

All award winners:
First team:
Golden boot – Niamh Nicholls
Players’ player – Zoe Ball
Manager’s player – Zoe Ball

Development team:
Golden boot – Sadie Cox
Players’ player – Claire Goodson
Manager’s player – Lauren Fellman

Other awards:
Clubwoman Award – Emily Hall / Jenna Evans
Community Champion Award – Sarah O’Sullivan
The Lee Collins Award – Andrew Davenport
The Hellier Group Award – Tony Rich (goalkeeper coach)


Final League Table – Yeovil Town Women 1st



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