Carol West leads new FA WPL Management Committee

Sunday 10 Aug 2014
Carol West leads new FA WPL
As Chair of the new FA Women’s Premier League, Carol West will lead the newly-appointed League Management Committee on the latest exciting phase for the development of the women’s game in England.

West has been involved in women’s football for over 20 years as a player, manager, coach and league administrator at county, regional and national level and was most recently Chair of the Midlands Women’s Combination League.

Her focus has always been on working with her colleagues to raise standards and her strong leadership has seen the leagues she has been involved with gain recognition as FA Charter Standard leagues, FA Respect leagues and win National FA Respect & Fair Play awards.

“I’m delighted by the appointment of Carol and her new League Management Committee colleagues"

Katie Brazier, Head of Women's Leagues and Competitions


West said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be the Chair of the new FA Women’s Premier League.  While the league is new in stature, it shouldn’t be forgotten that it evolves from the amalgamation of  leagues that over a 14 year period have undoubtedly helped to shape the top echelons of the women’s game in this country.

“To that end, I would like to place on record our collective thanks to those that have been involved with them either as management committee, administrators, clubs, players and not forgetting the many other volunteers that have all contributed to the development and progress of the women’s game over that time.”

West will be joined on the new League Management Committee by:

Vice Chairman – Dave Baker
Treasurer – Arthur Brinkley
League Development Officer – Karen Falconer
Facilities Officer – Lorrie Morrison
Marketing & Communications Officer – Peter King
Discipline Officer – Phil Blakely
Referees Appointment Officer – Malcolm Hutchby
Club Representative – Northern & Southern Divisions – Sylvia Gore
Club Representative Midlands Division one / Northern Division One – Sue Foulkes
Club Representative South East Division one / South West Division One – Roger Reeves

Two members of the FA Women’s Football Board have been nominated to sit on The FA WPL management committee to provide league guidance and support.

The committee line-up will be completed with league secretary Naomi Loveless, who joins the FA Women’s Leagues and Competitions Team on 20 August. As the new Women’s Leagues officer, Loveless will provide central administrative support for the league as well oversee the winter women’s football calendar.

Katie Brazier, Head of Women’s Leagues and Competitions, said “I’m delighted by the appointment of Carol and her new League Management Committee colleagues.

“They have a strong work ethic and a ‘hands-on’ approach that will ensure all 70 clubs now in the FA WPL are supported through effective administration of the new league. 

“Together they have a wealth of knowledge, experience, skills, ability, drive and motivation to help make the new FA Women’s Premier League an exciting and successful league that we can all be proud of.”

By FA Staff