Amanda Staveley issues 'unbelievable' Newcastle United message as history made

Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United Women will be playing in the Championship next season following back-to-back promotions.

Newcastle United Women have been promoted to the Championship for the first time in their history.

The Lady Magpies lifted the National League Premier Division North title on Sunday afternoon following a 10-0 win against Huddersfield Town at Kingston Park.

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A record 7,382 fans were in attendance, as were co-owners Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodooussi, who got involved in the post-match celebrations.

Emma Kelly opened the scoring after just 15 seconds, the first of her two goals. Beth Lumsden and Katie Barker also netted braces while Jasmine McQuade, Charlotte Potts, Kacie Elson and Georgia Gibson also got on the scoresheet.

Becky Langley’s side became the first-ever third-tier team to become full-time professional last year. And following back-to-back promotions, they are now just one away from the Women’s Super League.

Revealing his pride at the Lasses’ achievement, Staveley posted on Instagram: “What can I say!? Absolutely unbelievable performance. This team is going from strength to strength and there’s no stopping them now!

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

Having previously been separate from Newcastle United, the Lady Magpies were officially brought under the club’s control in 2022 and, in Staveley’s words, have gone from strength-to-strength.

Just like the men’s set-up, ambitions are high.

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

“Amanda’s ambition for both the men’s and women’s teams is to be winning the Champions League, so there’s really no ceiling on where this club can go for the women’s and the men’s side, so we just want to get there as quickly as possible. We’re working really hard behind the scenes to make that happen.

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“It will take a lot of investment but it’s all progressive. We recognise we’re still in tier four at the moment so everything has got to be within context. We want to strive to get there as quickly as possible but it will take that emotional investment and care also.”

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