Watford FC Ladies have announced a new mission statement after the FA confirmed the Golden Girls will play in tier three of the Women’s National League South next season.

The league restructure saw teams from across all the divisions of the Women’s Super League (WSL) have to reapply for licenses before new applicants, which included Manchester United, were allowed to enter the process.

A number of teams have been moved due to the changes and Watford will be joined in the third tier by a Sunderland side which finished seventh in the top-flight last season.

Watford have themselves had to drop down a division due to the restructure and will hope to rebuild from a lower level starting next season.

The news comes alongside a name change from Watford Ladies as the club looks to provide a distinct and positive outlook for the women’s game.

After spending the last four seasons playing in the WSL 2, Watford insist the ladies team will remain committed to maintaining high performance levels in the wake of the league restructuring.

With this in mind, the Vicarage Road club will continue to fund all aspects of the operational infrastructure at the same level as it has in the past.

The Golden Girls’ aims for the 2018/19 season will see them stick to a group of core values throughout the campaign with performance at the core of the club.

They ambition is to create a high performance environment in which the development of local players who can make an impact on the first-team.

To facilitate this a new Under-23 side will replace the current Under-20 development team and will take on reserve teams from across tiers two, three and four of the National League pyramid.

Watford will also work closely with its Community Sports and Education Trust to provide as many routes as possible for progression for local players.

The club’s overall vision is a grand one and they are looking to become the best run women’s team in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire when it comes to developing players.

They will look to find ambitious players who are technically gifted and won’t hesitate to promote those who show quality as they attempt to reach the top of the English game.

Once again, Watford will play their home games at Kings Langley’s Cry Community Stadium next season and improvements will be made to the ground for the betterment of both sides.

Players are now welcome to apply for trials with both the Under-23 and senior sides which take place at Harefield Academy on Tuesday, June 19, Thursday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 26.

More information on how to register interest in attending a trial can be found by visiting the Watford FC Ladies website.