Dawn Scott to leave women’s performance role with FA

Dawn Scott will leave her position as the Football Association’s senior women’s physical performance manager at the end of September.

Scott, who joined the FA for a second spell in 2019 after an original nine-year stint, will step down in just over seven weeks to pursue a management role elsewhere.

Scott said: “It has been a privilege to come back home and support England and Team GB over the past 20 months – the players have been brilliant to work with and I will miss those interactions.

“Having worked in the field for over 20 years now, I am still passionate about supporting the growth of women’s football, as well as my own professional development.

“I plan to take some time out and initially work on some exciting projects with Fifa aimed at developing physical performance strategies designed specifically for women. I wish [incoming England head coach] Sarina [Wiegman] and her team the best of luck, and will be supporting from the stands next summer.”

The FA’s director of women’s football, Baroness Sue Campbell, said: “Dawn’s impact on individual players has been immense. Every player knows she has their performance and welfare at heart and her detailed preparation and execution are world class.

“We have been enormously privileged to have had Dawn work with us for the past two years. She is meticulous in her work and sets very high performance standards. Her care and concern for every player has been exceptional and we know they will miss her greatly.

“We respect and support Dawn’s decision to further her career in a senior management role outside the FA and we wish her every success in the future.”