SUE GETS THE NOD TO TAKE CONTROL
BARONESS Sue Campbell has been appointed the FA’s new head of women’s football.
The former boss of UK Sport was made a CBE for her influential work in 2003 and will take up her new role in March.
Her main responsibilities will be to encourage grass-roots women’s football, as well as ensuring further success for the professional and semi-professional sides.
The 56-year-old said, of her appointment:“I’m really excited about helping shape the future vision and strategy for girls’ and women’s football.
“Great strides have already been made, both in terms of grass-roots participation and at the elite level, and I’m really looking forward to building on the work already done.”
The FA’s director of participation, Kelly Simmons, praised the FA for securing Baroness Campbell’s services. She said:“Sue is widely regarded as one of the most influential people in British sport.
“This appointment is a massive statement about the FA’s ambitions for the women’s game and where the game is at.”