Players at St George's Park

Welcoming Jenny Sugarman


The FA has approved eight FA Women’s High Performance Football Centres based at Universities across the country.

The FA’s ambition for the centres is to increase the number of qualified coaches and the quality of coaching, both central to the growth of the women’s game.

As well as working with clubs and talented players with a pathway to the elite levels supported by expert coaching, sports science and medicine. 

The following eight universities have been selected:

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Gloucester
  • Manchester consortia – Manchester Metropolitan University & University of Manchester
  • Northumbria University
  • Nottingham consortia – University of Nottingham & Nottingham Trent University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • St Mary’s University

Baroness Sue Campbell, The FA’s Head of Women’s Football said: “The establishment of these centres is a further proof point of The FA’s commitment to transform the future of women’s football in England. They will ensure aspiring coaches and talented players in all parts of the country have access to the best training and support possible, providing us with the greatest opportunity for success at all levels of international football.”

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Coach Development Officer for Nottingham WHPFC: Jenny Sugarman

Jenny is a UEFA A licence coach who joins us form Loughborough College where she led the women’s football programme as well as an apprenticeship in school sports. She also manages Loughborough Foxes WFC in the FAWPL.

There will be a consultation evening for key stakeholders from the women’s game in the coming weeks and clubs and coaches will be invited to attend. Jenny will also be undertaking a mapping exercise to find out more about the coaching landscape in Nottingham and the East Midlands.

For more information get in touch with Jenny via phone 07827808076 or email