After just under three years at Forest Green Rovers, David Hennessy, Head of Women’s Football, has announced he will be stepping down from the role.
Hennessy has overseen the growth of the women’s team, bringing them back from the brink of folding and into tier five. He said: “It is always sad to be leaving something which you have grown with a fantastic group of people, but as we come to the end of a two year plan, the women’s teams need someone full-time to the role – that I have been doing voluntarily – in order to capitalise upon the great opportunities and plan for the long term.
“We wanted to be competitive this year – and I think we have done that in both the league and County Cup. The creation of a dedicated full-time role for women’s football is unique at this level and a sign of the club’s long-term commitment to the women’s game and makes the team sustainable beyond this league.
“My thanks goes to all of those at the club. I’d like to thanks the coaches, players, and supporters for their help and support. We could not have achieved what we have done without the FGR family ethos. I wish them all the best for the future, and it’s an exciting time to be a player within the girls or women’s team.”