Press

The page contains the latest press releases and photographs of Caroline's work in Parliament.

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Caroline calls for better training, opportunities for female football coaches

Caroline has given her support for the Betfair Fairer Game campaign, which aims to promote better training and opportunities for female coaches in football.

 

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On Tuesday 14th November, Caroline met Romsey and Southampton North resident Ellie Hellyer who has been successfully chosen as one of the 50 coaches Betfair is funding to complete their UEFA B licence, with the long-term goal of increasing the number of women at the top of the coaching pyramid.

Caroline said:

“It was a pleasure to meet Ellie who will soon undergo training for her UEFA B licence. I wholly support this initiative to level the playing field for women in football and in sport more generally”.

Naomi Totten, Spokesperson for Betfair, said:

“I am delighted that Caroline Nokes has announced their support for the Betfair Fairer Game campaign, which seeks to challenge the gender disparity for women in football. We hope that by working together we will see increasing numbers of women coaching both women’s and men’s football”.

Rachel Yankey OBE (Former Arsenal & England player) and ambassador for Betfair’s Fairer Game said:

“This campaign is a huge leap in the right direction for women in football and I am really excited to see so much positive support from MPs for such an important issue. The 50 women who were selected are a real credit to women within the industry and their drive and determination to succeed is truly inspiring.”

Notes to editors:

 

  1. Betfair has the long-term aim of doubling the number of female coaches with UEFA A licences, which currently stands at 29 compared to 1,484 men in England.
  2. Betfair will provide the £50,000 required to place the 50 coaches on the relevant courses with the campaign running until each coach has completed the course. The 50 chosen female coaches will be given access to football clubs around the UK to ensure they gain the experience and knowledge needed for the license.
  3. Former Arsenal and England football player, Rachel Yankey OBE, who is currently training for her UEFA A license, is an ambassador for Betfair’s Fairer Game Campaign and will be providing support and advice to the coaches throughout their journey
  1. Ellie began her interest in football at the age of 7 but was discouraged in taking it up because she was a girl. Playing in boy’s teams until she was 10 when she got scouted for Plymouth Centre of Excellence. At school she volunteered in numerous refereeing and coaching projects and at university completed her Level 1 and 2 in football and futsal coaching. Ellie currently works for Arsenal soccer academy coaching within schools and working with community clubs in addition to being the girl’s football development officer for a CFA. Upon achieving her UEFA B licence Ellie would love to work within a girls RTC environment whilst becoming a mentor to other female coaches.