City’s head coach discusses her first few months at the club
Jodie Williams, Worcester City Women FC’s newly appointed head coach for the first team, talks about how her initial few months at the club have gone. She says with enthusiasm; “It has been a breath of fresh air coming to Worcester City Women.”
“The club have a lot of aspirations for the future, and it is great to see so many ideas already in motion.”
Alongside her job at Worcester City, Jodie works for the Worcestershire Football Association. She previously worked as a Coach Education Tutor but has now progressed to become a Football Development Officer and a County FA Tutor. She hopes to bring some of the knowledge and experience she has gained whilst being at the Football Association to the club: “Within my role, I oversee the development of girls and women’s football in the area, as well as promoting young leadership opportunities.”
“During my time at City, I hope to show girls that football is a viable career option for women, whether that is as a player, or in one of the many other roles away from the pitch, where more female representation is needed.”
It is evident that Jodie has always had a strong connection with the beautiful game. Before joining the club, she was the assistant manager for the reserve team at Wolverhampton Wanderers Women, Jodie talks fondly about her time there: “I knew that if I ever wanted to coach professionally, I would have to get experience in an elite football environment.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed being at Wolves. I focused not only on tactics, but also how best to engage with players both on and off the pitch. It is all about a blended approach.”
“As Worcester City Women progress up the league, I can implement what I learnt at Wolves and help the first team navigate their way to the top.”
Jodie also has experience coaching at a local level. She kickstarted her career at Welland Football Club, which is situated in Malvern. She equally hopes to transfer some of the knowledge and experience she gained whilst she was there, to Worcester City Women: “One of my proudest achievements at Welland was helping to grow a football pathway for young girls and women to progress through.”
“This is something we want to do at club in the future, which will hopefully help put Worcester City Women on the map from a more elite level.”
"I also want to give our fans something to be proud of. I truly believe, consistent support on a Sunday will help the team as we progress though the season. Our Club motto is La Familia and we see all of our supporters as part of the family. We are going to go into a tough period of games as we move into the winter months and to have the fans there cheering us on, could make all the difference"
Words by Evie Pugh.
Jodie is available for sponsorship for the 21/22 Season Here.