Six members of Cambridge FC’s women’s team are coaching young players this year.
Between them, they are helping players develop their skills from 4-year-olds who are enjoying their first season of football to teenagers who are playing competitively.
In the main photo, five of the player/coaches line up with their women’s team coach Jamie McKean. From left, they are Romi Brassesco, Georgia Bellamy-Hill, Mariela Robledo, Kym Thomasen and Steph Upton. Absent was Tania Hall.
Brassesco has been coaching Cambridge junior teams for several years, while Bellamy-Hill oversees the club’s First Kicks programme for boys and girls aged 4-5. Robledo and Hall also help with the First Kicks programme.
Thomasen and Upton co-coach the girls’ B team at Cambridge High School.
Coach McKean said he was thrilled that so many of the club’s women players were taking up the challenge of learning and building their coaching skills.
With the growth in numbers of girl’s and women’s football, it was important the sport helped encourage the development of women coaches.
Above: Robledo takes a session with First Kicks players.
Want to join our group of coaches?
If you want to know more about becoming a coach at our club, please email Cambridge FC’s Technical Director Ricki Herbert here.
- Ricki Herbert’s work with our coaches is made possible by the support of the Grassroots Trust.