The Newcastle United summer development that shows the owners mean business

Newcastle United Women continue to go from strength to strength.

Amanda Staveley continues to honour her promise of investing in Newcastle United Women after it was announced a development team will be formed for the 2022/23 season.

It will be the first time since 2016 the Lady Magpies have had a reserve team, which has been re-launched to ensure young girls in the North East are given a platform to progress as footballers while also having a direct pathway into the first team.

Head coach Becky Langley believes it is a vital step as NUFC Women set their sights on becoming a Super League club, hopefully, within the next five years.

Another big step for Newcastle United Women

Langley explained: “We want to be the home of talent in the North East, and we want to get our women’s team into the WSL (Women’s Super League).

“The best way we can do that is to keep our homegrown talent. Yes, we’ll have some fantastic footballers, but we’ll also have some proud Northerners who want to represent their hometown.”

In April, the Geordie-faithful showed their tremendous support for the Lady Magpies when 22,134 fans watched Langley’s side beat Alnwick Town 4-0 at St James’ Park.

Amanda Staveley’s vision

It proves the support is there for the Ladies team, which will only grow should Staveley and the new owners’ vision become a reality.

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

“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.

“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.”