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10 November 2020

Club News


10 November 2020

Bradford City Women are on the lookout for new volunteers, after chair Sally Thackray announced she would be retiring in December. 

Having spent no less than 22 years at the club, departing chair Thackray is now leading the recruitment drive for her replacement. 

Bradford City Women are also looking to appoint a voluntary treasurer and several other volunteers to assist behind the scenes on matchdays. 

Thackray said: "I have been involved with Bradford City Women for 22 years and have been chair for the majority of those years.

"Due to a number of changing personal circumstances, albeit with a heavy heart, I feel that I must now finally 'hang up my boots'.

"I have tried to do this previously, but have never quite been able to leave for any length of time.

"However, the time is now right for me to step aside, to allow fresh ideas to come into the club and further cement the development of this great club.

"The two greatest challenges we have faced every season are funding and sponsorship, and securing sufficient volunteers to form the committee that runs the club, and other volunteers to help on matchdays and behind the scenes. 

"It is the question of volunteers that I am most concerned with at the moment.

"Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our club, without them we would not be able to continue providing the best quality football possible for the young women of Bradford and beyond. 

"Like every other voluntary organisation, it is always difficult for us to attract new volunteers, but this is a unique opportunity to become involved in the ever-growing women's game, to have the chance to influence the direction and journey the club will take, and to gain experience in lead roles in a voluntary organisation that would enhance your personal CV.

"Above all, it is an opportunity to support an organisation and enjoy working with some committed volunteers, including players and coaching staff.  

"You may feel you do not have sufficient time to help, but even if you have a very limited amount of time available, a task can be adapted to fit. 

"Generally, the ability to enjoy working as part of a team is very important, and for the chair role leading and managing the team to run the club will also be crucial.

"Please contact us urgently to offer whatever help you can. Bradford City needs a women's football club and, without more volunteers, it will simply not be able to continue - after Christmas.

"Thank you, Sally."

For more information - including descriptions of task roles - and to state your interest in becoming a part of Bradford City Women, e-mail

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