This weekend tiny Yeovil Town take on the might of Manchester City for the first time in the top flight of English football. Its been a 27 year journey for the team since Yeovil Ladies were founded as Yetminster in 1990. The last 5 years have seen them progress from the 4th tier of English football to champions of the second division last season.
Its all been achieved without a fat chequebook but built on a foundation of a clear purpose, excellent coaching and a lot of hard work by the staff and players. The future looks bright as underpinning the first team are 2 more senior teams, 3 youth teams at different age groups and two development centres for young players.
As someone famous once said 'overnight success is years in the making'.