- Jonathan Morgan reacts to LCFC Women's promotion to the Barclays FA Women's Super League
- The Foxes were confirmed as FA Women's Championship champions on Sunday afternoon
- Morgan hopes City can continue to improve in the top tier of the women's game
- He is also optimistic that local girls can view the Club's stars as role models for years to come
Sunday's 2-0 victory over London City Lionesses at Farley Way Stadium confirmed the Foxes' status as FA Women's Championship champions with two games to spare and extended their winning run to 12 league matches in a row.
It all means Leicester will compete in the top tier of women's football for the first time in 2021/22 and for Morgan, who's worked with the side for seven years now, that triumph is the culmination of hard work delivered by players and staff alike throughout the current campaign.
"I’m still in a bit of shock," he told LCFC TV at full-time. "It's been a roller-coaster of a season. We've turned from semi-pro to pro and we’ve had the backing of the whole club and to do it on Khun Vichai’s birthday, it’s a fantastic feeling because that's amazing for everyone involved with the Club and the fans.
I remember when I first started, I didn't have even a squad. I think we only had 12 players, so to see that growth, it's been a fantastic achievement.Jonathan Morgan LCFC TV
"To say we are officially WSL, it’s awesome really. We've got to the pinnacle of the women's game in England and we just want to keep pushing ourselves and getting further and further with it and getting better and better.
"It's been a long journey. It's been seven years, where we were playing, in all honesty, off parks and out of tin sheds for changing rooms. I remember when I first started, I didn't have even a squad. I think we only had 12 players, so to see that growth, it's been a fantastic achievement."
LCFC Women have won all 12 of their Championship fixtures following a loss at London City in November and Morgan believes that result provided a source of motivation to the Foxes to do all they could to avoid feeling that way again in 2020/21.
Goals: LCFC Women 2 London City Lionesses 0
Goals from Sam Tierney and Natasha Flint gave the Foxes a 2-0 win over the Lionesses to secure promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.
"Obviously, that defeat came to London City 12 games ago and it was a big wake up call for us," he added. "It was nice to get a bit of revenge on them from that point of view as they are the only blemish on our record this season.
"But to be so consistent and to be so consistently good this season, it’s been a great feeling and that, for me, is a testament to all the girls and the work they put in and the hard work that went in over the course of this season. So I’m just delighted, really."
Leicester will now have top-flight sides in both the men's and women's games for the first time ever and Morgan hopes local girls who aspire to enjoy a career in the sport can look up to LCFC Women as role models for years to come.
"I think, for me, with the women's game, it’s still about growing it," he explained. "It's still about encouraging the next generation of young female athletes and now the girls of Leicester have got a top team in the best league to look up to and to aspire to.
"I think that does more wonders than anything that we can ever think about really."
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