Our Stories: Sue Whittaker

Your role at Bromley FC?

Club Welfare Officer for Bromley FC and Joint Club Secretary for Bromley FC Youth

How long you have been involved in football?

I’ve been involved in football for about 15 years. It all started with match day admin for the team my husband ran and in which my son played. With a secretarial and administration background, I quickly volunteered to help at a committee level.

Your experience of working in football?

In 2012 I took on the role as Club Secretary for Bromley FC Juniors, for whom I still volunteer, albeit the name has changed to Bromley FC Youth.

Taking the FA Club Welfare Officer course approx 8 years ago I soon found myself representing the whole Club in that role. In July 2017 I was appointed Head of Operations for Bromley FC Academy, for whom I worked full-time for 4 years.

Having stepped away from the Academy in September 2021, I continue in my role as Welfare Officer and, on a part-time basis, help with administration and operations for Bromley FC Community Sports Trust.

What would be your message to other women and girls who would like to work in football?

Football is a fun, interesting and rewarding industry in which to work, and there is no need for any prior knowledge of the game itself in many of the roles available off the pitch.

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