Lois Fidler began life at The FA in the Women’s National Player Development Centre and provided full-time scholarships to a number of talented young players including Jill Scott, Sophie Bradley, Karen Carney and current Senior team captain Casey Stoney.
Her role within The FA expanded and she was asked to take charge of the England U15 team while also assisting Mo Marley with the U19s.
Fidler took the U17 reins in time for the inaugural UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship, in 2007. She led the Young Lionesses to the Euro Finals in Switzerland and also masterminded their route through to the semi-final of the 2008 World Cup.
Fidler graduated with a degree in Sports Science, followed by a Masters in Sports Coaching and she obtained her UEFA A Licence in 2005. She was also responsible for setting up Leyton Orient’s Centre of Excellence.