WORLD Cup fever starts on Thursday, with all eyes will be on Russia and hopes that England can once again bring back the trophy.

Closer to home it is also exciting times for double winning Laverstock Ladies, who have had their promotion now confirmed to the South West.

The club are now looking for sponsors ahead of an exciting forthcoming season, which will see them enter the Women’s FA Cup and in the league face the likes of Swindon Town, Chippenham and Weston-super-Mare to name just a few.

The League Cup will also now see the side face opponents from Cornwall and Devon.

This is a great achievement for the team, when you consider the club was only formed at the start of season 2015/16, when two local sides merged.

They started life in the Wiltshire County Women’s and Girls League and finished a very creditable fourth in their inaugural campaign.

This earned them promotion into the Premier Division and once again finished fourth and were also county cup semi-finalists.

This season just finished was their best to date as they cruised to the Premier title and also won the League Cup.

Manager Karen Musselwhite said: “The girls really deserve this and it is very exciting times at the club."

"I talk to the players and they say things like ‘I joined Laverstock just because I wanted to play football, I didn't realise I would be joining a family. They are so friendly and supportive, I wouldn't leave Laverstock Ladies even if i was paid too.’ This is great to hear and sums up what we are about at this club.”

Anyone who wants to get involved with the team has their chance, as the Ladies are holding trials at Laverstock and Ford Sports Club on June 19 (7pm) and July 1 (2pm)

Anyone interested in sponsoring the team or getting involved with the team can contact their manager Karen Musselwhite by ringing 07778505534 or by email