GUISELEY Vixens is set for liquidation this summer.

A Guiseley AFC spokesman said: "It is with great regret that the club can confirm that the 2018/19 season was the final chapter in our history, and that Guiseley Vixens will be liquidated this summer.

"Since it’s inception, Guiseley Vixens has always been an independently run and internally funded organisation.

"Despite all attempts to move to a more sustainable financial model, we have been unable to acquire the funding and infrastructure required to continue our football operations.

"Despite adversity, we've been able to establish our club in the third tier of Women’s Football and among the most dominant teams in our region.

"As a club, we would like to put on record our thanks to all the players, staff members and supporters for their dedication and work ethic which was paramount in our success.

"We would particularly like to thank Glen Preston, Ash Thompson, the coaching staff and 2018/19 playing squad for their commitment over the past season, in which the club reached its highest ever FA Women’s National League position and reached the West Riding FA Women’s County Cup Final for the second successive year. We wish them all the best in the future."

The news followed an announcement that Preston was stepping down from his role at Guiseley Vixens.

Guiseley Vixens have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in the clubs history over the last three years, with Preston and Kyle O'Reilly having taken over the Vixens in 2016/17 season after the club had been relegated to the FAWNL Division One.

Preston and O’Reilly guided Guiseley straight back to the National League North, obtaining a record 59 points in his first season.

In 2017/18, despite going into the second half of the season winless and 11 points a drift of safety Guiseley went on to win eight of their last 13 games in all competitions to stay up on the last day of the season pulling off a ‘Great Escape’.

They would also go on to win the County Cup for the first time in the club's history beating Bradford City in the final 3-1 to make it a remarkable season.

During the 18/19 season, Guiseley Vixens under Preston and Ash Thompson established themselves as a mid-table team.

Preston said: “It’s been an honour and a privilege to spend three amazing seasons with Guiseley, it’s a club that I love, and I will never forget.”

“The memories, the style of football we’ve played and the achievements have been incredible.

"I could never imagine that when we started this project we would achieve so much, especially when considering my first conversation with the chairman was about how we only had six players on the books.”

“The coaching staff here have been the best I have ever worked with, I want to thank them all from Tim Griffiths, Stuart Amos, Beth Seasman, Kris Rowan, Ben Hardaker and Ash Thompson for the first team, down to Kamran Hussain, Jordan Hartley and Luke Shale for the development.”

The club confirmed Preston will continue his role with the men’s first team.