I am extremely proud to stand as patron for the wonderful CLS Amazons Football Club which is close to my heart and for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration. My association with the club began in 2005 when I was approached to provide support to the original Amazons which at the time where the only girls team. I was immediate impressed by the incredible spirt, courage and determination of this team as they often suffered heavy defeats but they simply refused to give up and were driven by a love of playing football and by a unique bond which still exists today in the team which is now the highly talented Amazons Women team. This trailblazing team laid the foundations for the club which has grown and developed beyond belief and is now proudly represented by 13 teams and over 200 players from the age of 5 years old!! While the size of the club has grown dramatically the core values remain the same with the main emphasis on inclusion, fairness and development while giving girls and women the opportunity to play football regardless of their age or ability. It is these values and this ethos which makes CLS Amazons FC unique and this is why I am so committed to supporting and promoting this club. Their story is so compelling and inspirational and they are making such a significant positive contribution to the lives of so many people. It is an absolute privilege to be associated with an organisation of this quality and distinction.


Bruce Shepherd O.B.E.
Patron of CLS Amazons Football Club

I am extremely proud to stand as patron for the wonderful CLS Amazons Football Club which is close to my heart and for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration. My association with the club began in 2005 when I was approached to provide support to the original Amazons which at the time where the only girls team. I was immediate impressed by the incredible spirt, courage and determination of this team as they often suffered heavy defeats but they simply refused to give up and were driven by a love of playing football and by a unique bond which still exists today in the team which is now the highly talented Amazons Women team.  This trailblazing team laid the foundations for the club which has grown and developed beyond belief and is now proudly represented by 13 teams and over 200 players from the age of 5 years old!! While the size of the club has grown dramatically the core values remain the same with the main emphasis on inclusion, fairness and development while giving girls and women the opportunity to play football regardless of their age or ability. It is these values and this ethos which makes CLS Amazons FC unique and this is why I am so committed to supporting and promoting this club. Their story is so compelling and inspirational and they are making such a significant positive contribution to the lives of so many people. It is an absolute privilege to be associated with an organisation of this quality and distinction.  

Bruce Shepherd O.B.E.

Patron of CLS Amazons Football Club

I am so proud of the Amazons.  I have never known such a friendly, inclusive and close knit club.  It is one big happy family.  The club provides great opportunities for the girls not only to develop their sporting skills but also to develop personally by boosting their confidence, resilience and great social skills.  I have also been impressed with the support the parents offer by getting involved in coaching, fundraising and other volunteer activities within the club.


Cllr Tracie Smith
Patron of CLS Amazons Football Club