'Girls will be inspired by Germany clash' says Jazz Hervin

Friday 21 Nov 2014
55,000 people will watch England take on Germany on Sunday

England’s historic encounter with Germany is now just days away, and one young coach says the fixture will be an inspiration for young girls across the country.

Jazz Hervin, a 19-year-old FA Youth Council member, will make the trip to Wembley from Devon on Sunday to cheer the Lionesses on.

“I'm really looking forward to it," she said. 

"The women's game has come a long way and it's only right that they deserve the right to play at Wembley.” 


19-year-old Jazz is an FA Youth Council member

Hervin has come a long way herself and in a short space of time. 

After attending a Devon FA County Leadership Camp in 2011, she began her coaching journey with an U8s team and spent a year, in her words, "picking up cones and watching other coaches". 

On completing her Level 1 coaching course and FA Youth Award Module 1 course, she progressed through the age groups and developed her skillset to gain positions on the FA's Football Futures Leadership Programme.

She the National Game Youth Council as well as representing The FA at events both in the UK and abroad. 

“For me as a coach, it is very inspiring to hear about the hard work of everyone connected to the England women’s squad. 

"I believe they have all worked extremely hard to get where they are now, and together, for them it is only the beginning.”

“For me as a coach, it is very inspiring to hear about the hard work of everyone connected to the England women’s squad”

Jazz Hervin FA Youth Coach

Like the England team, success for Jazz seems just around the corner. 

A busy 2015 is already planned after being chosen to deliver at the next Inspire Football National Coaching Conference in London in March.

She has also been asked by the Kick It Out campaign to be a mentor at its annual Raise Your Game Conference in 2015, a project she has already been involved in.

“Events like the RYG conference are invaluable to young people like myself. 

"They offer us the opportunity to sit down with some very high profile females within football and pick off their experience and knowledge, to help us progress towards our dreams. 

"The events are always full of inspiring people, be it someone at the top of their game, or someone progressing through, everyone is inspiring in their own unique way.”

By FA Staff