Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA and the Jewish Chronicle, is delighted to announce that former England International and Arsenal Ladies player, Sian Williams, will oversee Team Maccabi GB’s Girls Football squad for this summer’s inaugural Maccabi Youth Games in Israel.
Williams, who describes her career highlight as winning the Domestic Treble with Arsenal Ladies in 1993 and then repeating the feat later in 2001, has also managed the Wales Women’s National Team, was the Assistant Arsenal Ladies Academy Director, Ladies First Team Head Coach at Watford FC and more recently was the Hertfordshire Schools FA Head Coach for Girls Under 14 and Under 16.
Her decorated footballing career doesn’t stop there. With twenty England Caps to her name as well as being part of the 1995 World Cup squad to reach the quarter finals in Sweden - it is clear she knows what it takes to represent your country and compete on the international stage.
From a “life changing experience” playing abroad for Juve Siderno CF as a teenager to coaching in America and managing youth football back in the UK, her wealth of experience in the sport is sure to drive Great Britain’s girls footballers to success in Israel.
Speaking about her appointment and expectations for the squad, she said “It is my time living abroad that gave me an interest in travelling and meeting people from different cultures and countries which is exactly what the Maccabi Youth Games are all about. I think this is a big factor in getting involved with Maccabi GB when the opportunity arose. I am hugely looking forward to meeting the rest of the delegation and players and to experience life in a country I have not visited before.”
She continued, “I hope the players have an experience of a lifetime and that they leave feeling they have had fun, developed as players and grown as people.”
Maccabi GB Head of Sport, Neil Taylor said, “We are delighted to have a coach of this pedigree involved with Team Maccabi GB. Her exceptional calibre we hope will have an effect not only on the Girls Football squad but the Great Britain delegation as a whole.”
He continued, “There are just a few places left on the girls football squad so if you think you’ve got what it takes, we want to hear from you. To find out more and to apply, visit www.maccabigb.org/youthgames”
Williams will be assisted by Yvie Curtis, who was part of the Junior Management Team at the 2017 Maccabiah Games.