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Dingley named Caretaker Head Coach

The first female to take the reins at a professional English Football Club

July 4th 2023
FGR Media

Forest Green Rovers - recognised by FIFA and the United Nations as the world’s greenest football club - has today confirmed the appointment of Hannah Dingley as Caretaker Head Coach.

Dingley joined the club as a coach four years ago and remains the only woman in charge of a men's English Football League Academy.

During her tenure at the club, she has also initiated the launch of the FGR Girls Academy in 2021, which develops female players - mirroring the men's setup. She takes the reins with immediate effect.

Dale Vince, Chairman, Forest Green Rovers, commented: “Hannah was the natural choice to be first-team interim Head Coach - she’s done a fantastic job leading our Academy and is well aligned with the values of the club.

"It’s perhaps telling for the men’s game that in making this appointment on merit, we’ll break new ground - and Hannah will be the first female Head Coach in English (men’s) football."

Caretaker Head Coach, Dingley, said: "I’m really excited for this next step of my career. Pre-season has just begun and the full season kicks off very soon. It’s an exciting time in football. I am grateful for the opportunity to step up and to lead such a progressive and forward-thinking club.”

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