A FOOTBALL club in the area has relaunched a women's team 70 years after it previously had a side. 

Berkeley Town FC, which had a female side in the 1950s, recently set up a new women's side.

Berkeley Town FC Ladies - who trained for the first time in September  - have in the recent weeks seen their numbers grow. 

The team is now looking for more players as the club aims to play league football next season. 

A club spokesperson said: "We were approached at the start of the season by our manager Jess who was looking to form a new ladies team. 

Stroud News and Journal: Berkeley Town FC has set up a new women's football team"We endorsed this completely from the start and wanted to incorporate the ladies team into the club rather than set up a new one. 

"It has always been something I have wanted the club to do. 

"We are now trying to give the player recruitment a further push as we’re appear to be a few short from getting a regular 12/13 lady squad to start playing friendly matches.

"Then we will aim to join the Gloucestershire Women’s county league in division 3 next season.

"Everything is in place with a new kit purchased."

Training is on the 3G six-aside pitch at Berkeley Town football club, Canon Park, Berkeley every Thursday between 7.30pm and 9pm.