Swindon Town Women FC are disappointed to announce that current 1st Team Manager Jamie Lloyd-Davies will step down from his position at the end of the current 2021/22 season.
Following accepting the exciting opportunity to relocate with his family to Sweden Jamie will be taking up the role of ‘Head of Education & Development for NYFA Sweden’ whilst also becoming the ‘Head of Coaching’ at IFK Varnamo for the Dam Lag (Women’s) elite Swedish Club.
Upon his decision to step down, Davies commented, “It is with a very heavy heart that I have taken the decision to step away from the club at the end of this season.
“Being manager of this club has been the proudest professional moment of my career and an absolute privilege as a Swindon Town fan.
“I have been extremely fortunate to work with such incredible people across the club, from the players, staff and committee to our supporters, it has been an absolute honour.
“As a group and personally we are determined to finish the season on a high and I already am looking forward to returning to the country to watch the club as a fan and continue to see the strides being made both on and off the pitch.”
Having been at the helm at the club since August 2019 Davies has been an important part in the development of the club both off and off the pitch creating an excellent support team off the pitch and has built a group of committed and dedicated players who continue to wear the colours of Swindon Town with pride.
Swindon Town Women FC Chairman Martin Wheeler said, “From a club point of view we are disappointed to see Jamie stepping down from his position at the end of the season but fully understand with the fantastic opportunity he has been presented with for him and his family.
“Since Jamie first took on the role, he has been a breath of fresh air within the club and on behalf of the committee has been a pleasure to work with him directly across the past three seasons’
“Off the pitch we have managed under Jamie’s guidance to build a team of support staff for our players that other clubs are envious of whilst we have seen huge strides made on the pitch with the group of players currently representing the club.
“Jamie will forever remain a part of this club and we look forward to welcoming him back in the future to a game when he is in the country.”
The club will now immediately begin the process of recruiting a new first team manager ahead of the 2022/23 FA Women’s National League Division One South West season.