Maggie Murphy is elected to the Board of the FA WSL and FA Women’s Championship
We are delighted to confirm that Lewes Football Club CEO Maggie Murphy has been voted by fellow clubs on to the Board of the FA WSL and FA Women’s Championship.
The FAWSL and FAWC Board agrees the strategic direction of the leagues and academy programmes, and amongst its duties makes operational and policy decisions, issues recommendations on commercial decisions, receives recommendations from other entities and makes recommendations to the FA board for decision.
This gives Lewes FC, and by extension its more than 1,700 owners, an important voice in the room as critical decisions are taken over the future of elite women’s football in England. The other clubs represented on the board are Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, Brighton and Durham.
Maggie said, “I was elected by a vote of the clubs in the FA Women’s Championship. I thank them for expressing this confidence in me, and I will give it my all to represent their interests at this pivotal moment.”
Lewes FC Director Trevor Wells said, “At Lewes FC we not only strive to be successful on the pitch but to have a worldwide positive impact off the pitch, as we believe these objectives go hand in hand. The FAWSL & FAWC Board couldn’t hope for a better member than Maggie; her input will be invaluable in driving effective change. Congratulations from everyone here at Lewes.”
Full list of Board members:
Dawn Airey (Chair, former CEO Getty Images/Channel 5)
Bruce Buck (Chelsea)
Rebecca Caplehorn (Tottenham Hotspur)
Svenja Geissmar (Arsenal)
Maggie Murphy (Lewes)
Michelle Walder (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Lee Sanders (Durham)
Mark Bullingham (FA Chief Exec)
Baroness Sue Campbell (FA Director of Women’s Football)
Sue Hough (Chair of The FA Women’s Board)
Liz Nicholl (Independent non-executive director, former CEO UK Sport)
David Gregson (Independent non-executive director, former Chair Lawn Tennis Association)