The Football League Paper - - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKLY -

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.”

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