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New Weetabix Wildcats Community Champion

Lauren Williams joins our team to support Weetabix Wildcats providers across our region

We are delighted to announce Lauren Williams as our new Weetabix Wildcats Community Champion.

Lauren will be supporting Weetabix Wildcats providers across our region on a part-time basis, providing mentoring and sharing best practices with coaches and volunteers.

With experience of engaging with girls aged 5-11 in education and out in the community, Lauren brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and valuable expertise. 

Having first started playing football when she was just 10 years old at Barnsley Ladies FC, Lauren quickly fell in love with the beautiful game. She took her first steps into coaching at 18 when she volunteered as a coach at her local junior grassroots club. 

Lauren now also works for Red in the Community as a community coach, a registered charity delivering community and charitable activities on behalf of Barnsley Football Club.

She is keen to promote the female side of the game and create a positive first experiences for young girls just starting their football journey.

We caught up with Lauren at a Weetabix Wildcats session to hear what she has to say on her new role.

Molly Johnson, Weetabix Wildcats Lead at the Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA, is delighted to welcome Lauren to the team and believes it will be a big positive having a familiar face out in the community.

said: “We have seen the benefit of having a network of people out in the community supporting Weetabix Wildcats providers, and Lauren will help to continue this work by supporting providers to ensure they are able to provide quality experiences to participants.

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