Having joined the club in February as part of a 10-week internship from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Studying Sports Management at university, the Portuguese student was an invaluable member of City’s staff members. Lourenço was involved in a number of different projects including, a Youth Development Strategy, Performance Analysis as well as assisting with the coaching of the first team throughout his venture with the club. However, Lourenço, will continue to work with the club remotely from Amsterdam.
Lourenço described his time at the club as ‘incredible’ and the Club ‘will always have a place in my heart’. On his exit. Lourenço Martins said:
“In the past weeks, I have had the incredible opportunity to intern for 10 weeks in Worcester. I knew no-one in the first days, but that quickly changed with the amazing help from Nicole (Allison). Looking back at my time at Worcester; I am leaving Worcester physically, but inside I will always have a place in my heart for Worcester City Women FC.
“The people that I have met and had the luck of getting to know are incredible, each one unique in their own way, and that is what has made this experience even better. I loved helping the club, the team in general, and the most of all, the people. The people are what make the club an amazing club.
“And without them, this experience would have not been nearly as incredible as it was. I want to thank everyone for helping me to have such an incredible time and the opportunity to grow as an individual, but also as a friend. I am going back to Amsterdam for now, but I would love to come back and continue to help anyone that I can. I am grateful for this experience and the people!”.
And CEO of WCWFC, Nicole Allison, was full of praise for the contribution and impact Lourenço has made at the club. She said:
“It’s been fantastic to have Lourenço join the club for the last 10 weeks. He’s made a really valuable contribution to the club by working on some important projects and being an integral part of the First Team coaching staff.
Lou’s great character meant he quickly settled in and made an instant impact with the squad. His football knowledge is outstanding and with a real thirst for learning and coaching, he has been a hugely valuable member of the club. Even though the internship has now finished, we were so pleased with Lou’s work that he will continue to work with us remotely from Amsterdam. It’s great for the club to build our relationships with international educational institutions, and we’re looking forward to continuing working with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences”.
Everyone at Worcester City Women FC would like to thank Lourenço Martins for his efforts with the club and wish him well for the future.