City Looking to Recruit Behind the Scenes

As whispers are heard in the corridors of football power about a return to the pitch in March or April, Bradford City WFC's new Executive Board are already turning their attention to the 2021-22 season.

Following the club's move to become part of the Community Foundation, and the retirement of club stalwarts Sally Thackray and Allyson Matthews, a new Board was established under the watchful eye of Foundation Chairman Ian Ormondroyd.

The new structure sees Qasim Akhtar become General Manager of Bradford City Women & Girls, with brothers Ian & Keith Taylor coming in as Head of Operations and Treasurer respectively.

Matthew Kermode continues in his position of Club Secretary, while Adam Lee has a more formal role as Matchday Coordinator.

Beyond that the Board are keen to expand their volunteer base, especially to support Adam Lee on match days, and in media roles such as graphic/web design, video and journalism. Anyone wishing to discuss the volunteering opportunities with the club can e-mail

BCWFC rejoining with the girls' set-up now provides players with a clear route of progression through from Under 10s to Under 23s, before hopefully making the final step into Chris Hames' first team squad.

Players working their way through the structure or joining at a senior level will benefit from access to some of the best coaches and facilities in the district, as the club look to deliver on their goal of Championship football within three to five seasons.

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