“I couldn’t have asked for anything more” says Clark after AEK Boco Ladies have promotion confirmed


Aimee Clark has praised her AEK Boco Ladies teammates for helping her settle in to the squad, after the news confirming their promotion was announced on Wednesday.

Clark joined the club last summer, signing from Bristol & West Ladies, and after playing her part in the highest scoring side in their SWWFL Northern Division title win, Clark says she has loved every minute of being part of the team.

“I’ve absolutely loved every minute of the season, from start to finish,” said Clark. “I couldn’t have been happier to achieve the double with this amazing bunch of Ladies.

With it being my first season at the club, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I knew this was the plan from the start of the season and I’m over the moon that we achieved it as a team,” Clark added.

Clark was a number of new signings made by Abi Nicholas for the 2023/24 season, with goalkeeper Leah Whiffen joining from Tuffley Rovers and Jess Stirling joining from Bishops Cleeve, amongst others and after being part of a striking partnership with Lucy Atkinson that generated nearly 50 goals, Clark admits she was close to stepping away from football before receiving the call from Nicholas.

“Not a chance [could you have imagined having the season you’ve had]!” Clark admitted. “I was ready to hang the boots up and turn all of my focus onto my young family until Abi messaged me out of the blue and from the first session, I knew I was in the right place,” Clark added.

Wednesday saw the allocations for Tiers 1-6 in the Women’s football pyramid for the 2024/25 season and AEK Boco have received their expected promotion into the SWWFL Premier Division, following winning the title by eight points and Clark says that both her and her side are looking to face new challenges head on.

“It’s always hard going up to a higher division. We know there will be different challenges and mindsets to achieve, but we are ready for anything the league throws our way. Both individually and as a team, we will be keep pushing to be the best we can be and will stick together, as we did this season,” Clark said.

Elsewhere in the announced tiers, Boco have been joined in the Premier Division by Ilminster Town and Poole Town – who have also been promoted, whilst Torquay United have been relegated into the division.

In the below divisions, the SWWFL have condensed their three regional divisions down to a North and South – with Gloucester City joined by Cirencesrer Town in the Northern Division.

The Gloucestershire County Women’s Football League are set to announce their finalised constitution over the next few days, but based on the allocations, it is expected that both Mangotsfield United and Bristol Rovers Development will drop into GCWFL Division One.

Cover photo taken by and copyright to B.East Photography. Check out his links by clicking here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *