Gemma Grainger has appointed Jon Grey to her Wales Women’s coaching staff ahead of matches against Northern Ireland and Portugal.
Grey joins the FAW after working at Swansea City, most recently as the U21 Head Coach and Academy Manager.
Grey also represented Wales as a player in the age group systems and has also been involved with the FAW in a part-time coaching capacity in recent years.
The role as Assistant Coach has been confirmed on a full-time basis after Grey was part of Gemma Grainger’s coaching staff for last month’s Pinatar Cup.
Speaking about the appointment, Grey said: “I’m delighted and excited to be joining the FAW at such a positive time for Welsh football. I spoke with Gemma about how we can work together, and within five minutes I knew I wanted to get involved. The matches next week will be great preparations for the Nations League, we know we have some big games coming up once the draw is made, and we have to be ready for them.”
A full interview with Jon Grey can be watched on RedWall+.
Gemma Grainger also expressed her delight at the appointment: “I wanted a Welsh coach with a Pro Licence, and Jon was great in the environment when he was with us last month. It’s the first time we have a full-time assistant coach just for the senior team, Jon’s a great fit for the role and I can’t wait to work with him in the upcoming matches.”
Wales will start next week’s international window with a match against Northern Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday 6 April (7:15pm KO). Tickets are still available to purchase at faw.cymru/tickets.