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COACHING TEAM

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FIRST TEAM HEAD  COACH

JODIE WILLIAMS

Jodie is a UEFA B coach and is the Women's and Girls' Development Officer at the WFA. Having previously coached Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Schools FA Girls U16 National Squad and being an integral member of the team growing Welland FC. 

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FIRST TEAM COACH

MATT LOCK

Matt has recently relocated to Worcester after 10 years in the South East. Matts football journey started as a youth team player at Exeter, where he progressed through the ranks to sign as a professional. After leaving Exeter, Matt joined Team Bath as a student/athlete, completing a BSc in Sports Performance, qualifying as a personal trainer and completing his UEFA 'B' coaching license, whilst also contributing to the rise of Team Bath to the Conference South. Matt also coached the University's Women's first team for two-seasons. 

 

Matt then went on to make a further 600 non-league appearances; playing for Chelmsford City, Gloucester City, Dover Athletic, Canvey Island, Maldon & Tiptree and others. He also managed Colchester United Women, coached throughout his playing career and was a player/manager for 2-years while living in Australia. 

 

Matt is fascinated by the psychological and emotional side of football and spends his days running a business consultancy that specialises in culture, leadership and wellbeing.

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DEVELOPMENT TEAM HEAD  COACH

MARTIN ARMAND

Martin has relocated to Worcester from sunny Dorset, where is has worked in professional sports for a number of years, mainly working in football. He currently works with football referees and private clients providing strength and conditioning, and nutrition programs online. 

Martin has spent 10+ season at grassroots as a coach, club secretary, welfare offices and every other role within in a club. 

A UEAF B coach, Martin has previously coached for for Dorset Girls’ ACC as a GK and physical performance coach and was head youth team coach at Yeovil Town Ladies FC Youth whilst they were in the WSL.

Over the last few seasons, Martin has worked at Yeovil Town FC within the sports science and medicine department within academy and for the first team.

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COACH

MATT TALLY

Matt's coaching reputation in Worcester speaks for itself as he has helped to develop hundreds of young aspiring footballers, both male and female, many of whom have signed for youth academies. Matt runs his own Player Development Centre, manages the Football Development Centre Academy ages 5-14 at Sixways and is a lead coach at the Aston Villa Regional Talent Centre for girls. As Player Development Coach, Matt will support the transition of our youth players to the First Team ensuring our pathway develops into one of the best in the country. Matt is extremely passionate about players' growth mindset, building confidence and belief.

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LEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING  AND GOALKEEPING COACH

JULIA WEST

Dr Julia West, is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester and is our lead S&C and Goalkeeping coach. Julia's qualifications and experience in coaching are second to none, with an MSc in Sports Coaching, UEFA B Licence and Level 2 GK Coach to name a few. She played football for a number of years in the Women's premiership as goalkeeper for different clubs and earned her England University caps against America, Scotland and Wales. 

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SPORTS THERAPIST

ED PROCTER

Ed has a BSc (Hons) degree in sports therapy from the University College Birmingham, where he experienced putting what he has learned into practice in a variety of clinical, and sports based settings. Having previously worked with Worcester City men’s 1st team for a season, under their physiotherapist, he has developed his knowledge and skillset, with now applying it in the women’s game. Player welfare is the forefront on what Ed believes in, with player rehabilitation being implemented correctly and efficiently, so they return to sport at an optimal level. While bringing in injury prevention strategies where required to reduce injury risks within the playing group, but assist in improving their performance on the pitch.

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COACH

PAVEL CASTA

Pavel has an MSc in Sports Management and is very passionate about football, a sport which has been and still is a big part of his life for over 15 years. From the Czech Republic, he spent his football career in the Czech professional football club FC Vysocina Jihlava, where he went through their entire youth academy to the senior team. Pavel is currently taking his coaching badges whilst working with WCWFC.

Pavel also completed a bachelor's degree in Sports Management in Czech Republic and during his study he had a placement within the professional environment of the club and is using his skill sets and experience in the professional side of football to support the growth of Worcester City Women.

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SUPPORT COACH

JESS FASSNIDGE

Jess has a bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing from Flagler College and Eastern Florida State College where she spent her time on a soccer scholarship. Jess is now studying an MSc in Strength, Conditioning, and Performance at University College Birmingham. She is passionate in developing players and is working as part of the S&C sub group to assist with programming and periodisation with a focus on speed, agility and quickness. 

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AMBASSADOR

WENDY MARTIN

Wendy Martin has experience on and off the pitch. Wendy started her football career at Chelsea F.C. Women. She played there for several seasons before she decided to swap her kit bag for a medical bag and became a sports physiotherapist at Arsenal W.F.C. After taking a few years out of the beautiful game, Wendy then joined Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women, where she remained for ten years.

Within 6 months of retiring from football in 2019, Wendy was invited to join the England national beach soccer team where she is now representing her country in tournaments all over the world. Wendy was also selected

to represent GB at the beach olympics in Doha in 2019 which saw England gain a silver medal.

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SUPPORT COACH

HARRIET TALBOT

Harriet graduated from University of Birmingham in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Sport Science. Originally from Oxford, Harriet spent many years playing for Oxford United and Univeristy of Birmingham. Harriet is now in the process of completing her MSc in Strength, Conditioning, and Performance at University College Birmingham. She is working as part of the S&C group predominantly as a data analyst to provide key insights from first team player stats during games and training.