Cousins continues commitments to Yeovil Town Ladies
Nicola Cousins commits to being part of the club in more than one way
The Lady Glovers defender, Nicola Cousins continues her commitments to the club on and off the field of play. Not only has Cousins extended her contract going into Spring Series, she has recently been appointed as Yeovil Town Ladies Football Development Officer & Sister Club Programme Officer. Nicola also carries on her duty as assistant coach to the Girls Elite Programme for educational partners Bridgwater and Taunton College.
The Welsh defender made the most appearances throughout the previous season and scored 6 goals, with one being the important winner of the final game in the 2016 season to seal promotion and win the WSL 2 trophy. Cousins is a favourable member of the squad and gained recognition of this by being awarded the 2016 Main Sponsor Award.
On re-signing Cousins said: “It's fantastic to be resigning for Yeovil again this year, I am very excited for the 18 months and look forward to the challenges we will face.”
“Being involved in a club that strives for success on and off the field is a privilege to be a part of.
“I'm looking forward to playing against world class players and to show the league what we are about as a club, we will compete in every game.”
In her role as Sister Club Programme Officer, Nicola leads on the affiliation where local grassroots clubs and schools can have access to a whole range of fantastic benefits for a set fee.
Her role as Football Development Officer role consists of adhering with the FA’s target to double participation rates and fan base by 2020 by leading with YTLFC’s newly formed Female Football Community and Participation Programme.
“The role gives me a chance to create relationships with the local community and schools, but also to hopefully inspire girls to play the game I love so much and most importantly watch them develop into female footballers.” She said.
“The feel and buzz around the clubs and schools is fantastic and we are inspiring them to not only play football but also to come along and support YTLFC for the upcoming season.”
“Not only will this increase awareness of girls and women's football development but also the club itself and build our community projects on the back of our success of 2016.” She added
For further details in becoming an FA WSL Sister Club to Yeovil Town Ladies FC click here.
You can find more information on the benefits of our Female Football Community and Participation Programme here.