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Rebecca Britain joins Board of Directors; Shannon Howarth appointed Chair of Women and Girls' Working Group

Senior appointments confirmed

Manchester FA celebrates International Women's with two senior appointments

Rebecca Britain, Club Secretary at Manchester United, has joined Manchester FA’s Board of Directors, while Shannon Howarth has been appointed Chair of the Women and Girls’ Working Group.

Britain, who has been Club Secretary at Manchester United since March 2018, has previously held roles with West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur, where she was Football Secretary for eighteen years.

Speaking of Rebecca’s appointment, Colin Bridgford, CEO of Manchester FA, said:

“I am delighted that Rebecca has accepted our offer to join the Board of Directors here at Manchester FA.  

“Governance continues to be a strong priority for the organisation and underpins the foundation of our success. Having the expertise of people such as Rebecca can only be a good thing for Manchester FA – and will ultimately benefit the grassroots football community in the city.”

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Shannon Howarth, meanwhile, has been confirmed as Chair of Manchester FA’s Women and Girls’ Working Group.

Having previously been a sitting a member of the Women and Girls’ Working Group, Howarth went onto study Sport Development with Business and gained employment at GreaterSport, before joining AoC Sport as Disability Development Officer. 

Olivia Laiker, Manchester FA’s Football Development Officer for Women and Girls’ Football, commented on Shannon’s appointment, saying:

“Shannon’s experience and vision for the future of women and girls’ football is incredibly exciting.

“We had a number of brilliant applications for this position, which demonstrates the depth of talent and passion we have for women and girls’ football in this city. Wildcats centres continue to grow in numbers, and EURO 2021 will inspire many more to get involved in the game. 

“Working with Shannon will help us to make sure opportunities for all women and girls across Manchester are readily available.”

For more information on Shannon’s appointment, or on women and girls’ football in Manchester, contact Olivia!

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