Costello, Julie

Julie had started her football career in 1971 at Bath Ladies. After Bath City she played for Devizes Moonrakers, Compton Wanderers and Warminster before joining Exeter Ladies in 1978. Julie was still playing for Exeter in the 1982/83 season.

Julie was an adaptable player who played in all outfield positions, setting up many a goal scoring opportunity for the forwards and scoring exceptional goals from free-kicks.
She scored a "spectacular" goal against Warminster in the Pat Sowden Cup Final. Julie was described as "one of the hardest working players, always fighting hard to win possession in the middle of the park." She was respected off the field for her tactical knowledge of the game. In the 1982/83 season she was vice-captain. Julie played in a South West representative side against England Ladies. She also had "Western league honours."


The following was from a programme article in 82/83.

Honours: Vice Captain, played in a South West representative side v England and Western League honours.
Hobbies: Darts, Pool and Tankard.
Julie began her career in competetive football 11 years ago playing for Bath Ladies, Devizes Moonrakers, Compton Wanderers and Warminster before joining Exeter Ladies in 1978. Julie is a very adaptable player and has played in every position except goalkeeper. She sets up many goal-scoring chances for the front runners and she herself has scored exceptional goals from free-kicks. The one remembered most is, I'm sure, the one Julie scored against Warminster in the Pat Sowden Cup Final. Being one of the hardest working players she fights hard to win possession for us in the middle of the park and she is respected for her depth of knowledge of the tacti cal side of the game.
Surprisingly Julie has never won a club award but I'm sure she would if there was one for dedication and effort.

Julie made her 100th appearance on the 23rd January 1983 against Barry, away in a League Cup game  

Julie was still playing for Exeter L.F.C. in 1986-87 and in the following season, on the 20th September 1987 made her 200th appearance in a WFA 1st Round Cup tie against Truro. 

In 2022 Julie replying to Jules Nicholson on Facebook.

"Thank you Ju. We played so well on that right hand side with Jackie Tancock too! Special times & special memories."

Playing Record 

Season

Apps 

Gls  

1978/79

 20

 2

Total to 1979

 20

 2

Season

Apps

Gls

1979/80 

 25

 4

Total to 1980

 45   

 6   

 

Season

Apps 

Gls  

1980/81

 23 

 3

Total to 81  

 68 

 9



Season 

Apps 

 Gls 

1981/82     

 19

 4

Total to 82

  87 

13 



Season 

 Apps 

Gls 

1982/83 

 26

 3

Total to 83

 113

16



Season 

 Apps 

Gls 

1983/84

 21

  1

Total to 84

 134

 17



Season 

 Apps 

Gls 

1984/85

 20

 5

Total to 85

 154

22


Season 

 Apps 

Gls 

1985/86

 20

 0

Total to 86

 174

 22



Season 

 Apps 

Gls 

1986/87

 24

 2

Total to 87

 198

 24



Season 

  Apps

Gls 

1987/88

 10

 1

Total to 88

 208

 25

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