Nottingham Forest are pleased to announce that the club’s women’s team will be renamed Nottingham Forest Women from 1st July 2019.
Along with the name change, the women’s club logo will be consistent with the traditional Forest badge, removing ‘Ladies’ which is currently used.
Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis recently announced that he will be committing further to the women’s team and with this one-club approach in mind, the team will adopt a new name and logo to bring them in line with the rest of the football club.
Previously known as Forest Ladies, the club was formed in 1990 and has been one of the most historic clubs in women’s football. Largely operated by volunteer administration and coaching staff, the club has been able to capitalize on the local support in Nottinghamshire to maintain its status within competitive women’s football.
With such a rich history behind it, the club is now entering an exciting new period of progress both on and off the pitch and is anticipating a bright future over the next few years.
To support the progress of the women’s team, the club recently appointed Lee Billiard to the role of General Manager and the search is now underway for a full-time manager to help continue their progress on the field.
Speaking about the club’s name change, Billiard said: "This is another positive step by the football club to acknowledge the women’s programme as part of the ‘one-club’ mentality and bring the programme up-to-date and more in line from an equality standpoint. The history of Forest Ladies will always remain and we will be doing certain activations over the coming months to acknowledge the club's history and those who helped create it over the years.”