#Lionesses: Dawn Scott joins backroom staff

Lionesses coaching staff
Philip Neville and England’s coaching staff at the World Cup. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

England Women have been boosted by the appointment of Dawn Scott as senior women’s physical performance manager.

Scott, who hails from the north-east, has been working with US Soccer since 2010 and played a key part in the United States’ FIFA World Cup wins in 2015 and 2019.

She previously spent nine years with The FA as head of sports science and supported England’s run to the 2009 UEFA EURO final.

Her role will be to support the Lionesses as they work towards the European Championship in 2021, which will be played on home soil. That preparation will start with the SheBelieves Cup to be played in the US from February, with Scott starting work at St. George’s Park in December.

Scott will also be charged with building the interaction between the senior team and Barclays FA WSL clubs in terms of physical performance as well as working closely with staff along the whole talent pathway. She will also benefit from working alongside the outstanding physical performance and nutrition team already working at St. George’s Park.

England head coach Phil Neville said: “I am delighted we have secured Dawn’s services as she has worked and succeeded at the elite level and knows what it takes to win on the world stage.

“She will work closely with my coaching staff and I know the players will be looking forward to getting started with Dawn. With our run to the World Cup semi-finals, this has been a positive year, but we still have much work to do to get to the next level.”

Sue Campbell said: “We know the areas of our game we need to improve in order to be ready to win ahead of the Women’s EURO 2021. Securing Dawn’s services is a positive step in that direction and we welcome her back to the FA. She has played a central role in the success of the USA women’s team and we know that she will bring great insight and expertise to our team.”

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