BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have confirmed that their women's team, Bradford (Park Avenue) Ladies, have parted ways with the club.

They will instead become Wyke Wanderers Ladies going forward.

This decision was made following a meeting between both parties at the beginning of the week.

The former Avenue Ladies will take up the Wanderers moniker immediately, and will play in black and white, while using Wyke Sports Village as their home facility. 

In a club statement, Avenue wrote: "We would like to place on record that we have parted ways amicably, and wish the ladies the best of luck with their new venture.

"We thank them for everything they have done for the club in the last few years."

Only last week, Avenue agreed to host the home games of Halifax FC Women for the 2024-25 season, after their departure from Liversedge's Clayborn ground.

Bradford City Women already play at Horsfall, having made that their home ground in 2022, following their departure from Eccleshill United's Servo Group Stadium.

The Halifax news meant it was looking as if Horsfall would have to play host to three women's teams on Sundays during the football season, with some questioning how that would work logistically.

But the departure of the Avenue Ladies from the club means that the Bantams and Halifax should be able to come to an agreement during the 2024-25 campaign, by playing home games at Horsfall on alternate Sundays.

Bradford (Park Avenue) Ladies’ rebrand is not the first time one of the area’s big clubs has done this in the last couple of years.

Back in 2023, Brighouse Town Women became known as Halifax FC Women from the start of the 2023-24 season.

Halifax are one of a number of teams that are currently tenants at Horsfall, with the Bantams women, Albion Sports AFC and West Bowling ARLFC all playing there currently, as well as Avenue's junior teams.