As we move towards the end of 2020 the England Walking Football Community (EWFC) are very pleased to announce some very exciting news we wish to share with everyone.

Eilish Wright joins The EWFC as the new Women’s Over40/50 Manager

After an extensive interview process, we are very pleased to announce that Eilish Wright has agreed to join us as the next EWFC Women’s Manager.

Eilish currently works full time for the Finance department of Sheffield United Football Club and is actively involved at Sheffield Striders Walking Football.  She comes into the role with an extensive wealth of football experience from 1995 to the present day.

It is a very exciting time at The EWFC and we are sure all the players will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm Eilish will bring to the squad.  Eilish has said she is looking forward to meeting and working with the current squad members when they get back to training in Feb 2021.

Women’s trials will be announced in the New Year!

We are sure you will all join us all in welcoming her to our team and wish her every success in her new role.

More reasons to celebrate this week is the news we can also announce that The EWFC have now completed their affiliation to the FA. As the National Governing Body for all football, it brings us the insurance benefits that being affiliated to the FA provides, plus membership of the FA’s Respect and Fair Play initiatives, a chance to apply for FA grants, professional advice regarding coaching, administration and facilities and access to the FA Welfare Programme.

Even more great news to come this weekend.