May 19, 2024

Newcastle United Women will compete in the Championship next season after two consecutive promotions.
Newcastle United Women have been promoted to the Championship for the first time in club history.

The Lady Magpies won the National League Premier Division North title on Sunday afternoon with a 10-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at Kingston Park.

A record 7,382 spectators were in attendance, as were co-owners Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodooussi, who took part in the post-match festivities.

Emma Kelly scored the first of her two goals in just 15 seconds. Beth Lumsden and Katie Barker also had braces, while Jasmine McQuade, Charlotte Potts, Kacie Elson, and Georgia Gibson all scored.

Becky Langley’s club became the first third-tier team to go full-time professional last year. After two promotions in a row, they are currently only one away from the Women’s Super League.

Staveley expressed his satisfaction in the Lasses’ achievement on Instagram, writing, “What can I say!? Absolutely incredible performance. This crew is growing from strength to strength, and there is no stopping them now!


“A huge congratulations to everyone involved in this special game and season – this is well deserved 🖤🤍 #howaythelasses”

Previously distinct from Newcastle United, the Lady Magpies were officially taken under the club’s ownership in 2022 and, according to Staveley, have grown from strength to strength.

Ambitions are high, just as they are for men.

“We want to be in the Women’s Super League as soon as possible,” Langley previously told NewcastleWorld in 2022.

“Amanda’s objective for both the men’s and women’s teams is to win the Champions League, so there’s really no limit to where this club can go with the women’s and men’s sides, so we just want to get there as soon as possible. We are working very hard behind the scenes to make it happen.

“It will require a significant investment, but it is all progressive. We realize that we are still in Tier 4, therefore everything must be contextual. We want to get there as quickly as possible, but it will require emotional involvement and care.”

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