The FA has announced that Sue Day MBE has been appointed as its new Director of Women’s Football.

The former England rugby captain is set to replace the outgoing Baroness Sue Campbell in December 2024.

Day won 59 caps for England during her career and joins from the Rugby Football Union where she has been a board member, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

The 51-year-old said: ‘’It is an honour to be able to join The FA in this incredibly exciting role, at a pivotal moment in the history of the sport.

‘’Women’s football has the opportunity to change the sporting and societal landscape forever, and I am very excited to be part of that.’’

A founding trustee of the Women’s Sports Trust, Day was awarded an MBE in 2020 for her services to gender equality in sport.

She will now represent the FA on NewCo’s board as the women’s game transitions into a new era.

NewCo is an independent company that will take over the running of the Women’s Super League and Championship next season.

The FA have also said that Day will be responsible for ‘’the strategic leadership to develop, improve and raise awareness of disability football in England.’’

Featured image courtesy of The FA.

By Emilie Mwanza

Founder of Beyond The 90. Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston.