Gemma Lewis first Wales Women’s & Girls’ pathway manager

Gemma Lewis appointed Wales Women's & Girls' pathway manager
Gemma Lewis during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. (Daniela Porcelli / SPP)

The FA of Wales has appointed former international Gemma Lewis as its first Women’s and Girls’ Pathway Manager.

Lewis led the Future Ferns programme for New Zealand, was on their coaching staff at the World Cup in France and  guided the team at the U-20 World Cup.

At the FAW, Lewis will be responsible for ensuring there is a seamless transition of youth players into the national senior squad, working closely with the Senior Talent Identification Manager to identify young, talented Welsh-eligible players.

FAW Chief Football Officer, David Adams, told “Gemma Lewis was the outstanding candidate in our search to secure a lead for our Women’s and Girls’ Player Pathway Manager.

“We are delighted to welcome Gemma to the FAW family, as this position will enable further alignment of high-performance services into our female national youth teams. It will create greater synergy between our exciting Girls’ Academy program in the north and south, which feeds into our international female teams at U15s, U16s, U17s and U19s level.”

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