Derby County Ladies Football Club

Official Club Statement: DCLFC News Independent Social Media Site

On the back of some recent messages associated with the independent DCLFC News social media accounts (Twitter – @DCLFCFans, Facebook – Derby County LFC (Supporters) that have drawn comment outside of the club, Derby County Ladies FC wish to formally clarify that these accounts are managed totally independent of the club and that the views associated with it are not those of our club.

Dialogue has been held with the account manager this week, which according to club, has been positive.

“To the best of our knowledge we are the only female club in the country that has attracted an independent supporters site, which is a positive reflection on our growth as a club. On the flip side to that, whilst these sites are commonplace within the men’s game, the fact that they are not within the female one, means that any comments associated with them are often seen as having come from the club itself, which is simply not the case in this instance”

“DCLFC News has done much to help promote the club; however a number of recent posts have not been in keeping with us as a club. Derby County Ladies FC are respected throughout the game as a club that acts with diligence, integrity and openness with its supporters, drawing positive comments on this from a number of clubs operating from WSL1 down to local parks sides.”

“As a result of these comments, we have formally engaged with the manager of these accounts and made our expectations going forwards and the consequences associated with failing to meet with them clear. I am pleased to say that he has taken these fully on board, offered sincere apology for any offence or misunderstanding caused  and advised his immediate intent to reflect more fully on any future posts. As such we deem the matter closed.”

The club would advise anyone that is wanting to learn more about Derby County Ladies to follow the Official Twitter Account @DerbycountyLFC or like our page on Facebook – Derby County Ladies.