Lewes FC is proud to confirm the appointment of Kelly Lindsey in a role designed to accelerate the on and off-field development of the club.
As Head of Performance, Lindsey will deploy her coaching, performance, fitness and strength and conditioning expertise with all coaches to improve training and matchday performance and support the club to transition to a high-performance environment and ethic.
She will mentor, advise and support first team managers and support coach development and success as well as manage the performance-support functions including medical services, physical preparation, psycho-social and scouting and analysis. Lindsey will also contribute to the development of a multi-year football strategy for the club, providing insight to support the club achieve its strategic goals, reflecting its ambition, vision, values and principles.
Kelly Lindsey joins Lewes FC from the Royal Moroccan Football Federation where she was Director of Women’s Football. She was previously Head Coach of the Women’s National Team for the Afghanistan Football Federation and the Technical Director and Head of Coach Education and Development at the Major League Sports Academy in Hong Kong. There she built the boys’ and girls’ development academy, designed and developed the club’s playing philosophy, was Technical Lead for the senior men’s team, Head Coach of the Women’s first team, and transformed the club away from its grassroots nature to one with a well-respected, high-performance environment. Lindsey won 4 caps for the US Women’s National Team between 2000 and 2002 before an injury cut short her professional playing career.
Lewes FC men’s first team manager Tony Russell said of the appointment, “I’m extremely excited with Kelly coming on board. Having met her a number of times it’s clear to see she’s going to be a massive asset to our football club. She has a wealth of experience from all around the world, so I am really looking forward to hearing and seeing the new ideas that she has for us to take the club forward. I hope you join me in welcoming Kelly to Lewes and wishing her all the very best.”
Women’s first team manager Simon Parker said “I’m really looking forward to working with Kelly and to utilise her experiences and her knowledge. She compliments the team we have already really well, and she’s been great to have around.”
Lewes FC Chief Executive Maggie Murphy said “I’ve admired Kelly’s work, ethos, character and vision from afar for many years.It’s an absolute privilege to now call her a colleague. She has the expertise and experience to help shift us to a high-performance environment whilst honouring and enhancing our club culture and values at the same time.”
When you see Kelly at a match, do say hi. She’s very approachable and happy to talk!