The Midland Combination League is one of four
leagues at the second level of the FA Women's Pyramid of Football.
It consists of Women's Football Clubs who qualify by becoming
the champions of the East or West Midlands Regional Leagues
and each season our winner is promoted to the FA Women's Premier
League Division One North.
ALTHOUGH formed only in August 2001, TNS
Ladies have already gained promotion twice through the ladies' football
The girls also won the Women's Shropshire County Cup at the first
Formed from the Shrewsbury Town WFC youth team, they have several
players that have been involved at junior international level and
many more who have represented their County, in the process winning
many international tournaments.
With opportunities limited in the Shrewsbury senior team - and an
offer from Mike Harris to become TNS LFC - the girls voted 100% in
favour of the move, joining the West Midland North Division for the
2001/2 season and finishing runners-up to Crewe by a single point
(maddeningly they scored a last minute goal in their final game to
TNS Ladies parade the Shropshire Cup which they won in April 2006 with victory over Shrewsbury Town at the Gay Meadow.
Season 2002/3 brought promotion to the
West Midlands Premier League, but only after a highly charged League
AGM, where a proposal was made to kick the team out of the league
because they played their home matches outside England. But the ladies
won the argument with a unanimous vote in our favour by the member
clubs. In fact, TNS Ladies have played at several grounds - Baschurch College is now the regular home ground - but they spent most of the previous season at Oswestry's Park Hall and also make occasional appearances at Treflan. The team went into 2004/5 as joint favourites
with West Bromwich Albion,
but TNS were not to be denied and achieved the feat of going through
the season unbeaten - a superb achievement - to claim the crown.
They were promoted to the Midland Combination in the second tier
of English ladies football.