Polly Bancroft | heading to Grimsby

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Excellent. We badly needed this. This is a good step for the women's team. Hopefully Bancroft can also push the agenda to improve the women's overall experiences with United with regards to the training facilities, stadium, etc.
 

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I'm pleased to hear it. Bit of a shame about the timing, having her there for summer recruitment and preseason planning would have been better. Still, good that we've finally got someone in the plan.

Her first job...
 

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Good news to begin with. Wish I knew more about the job she’s done at Brighton, but they seem like their women’s team have been fairly well run.
 

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A maybe related story:

Often writes (very knowledgeably) about women's football. Maybe part of the fan communication and social media revamp that the club was talking about doing?
 

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She used to work for UEFA. I remember her being involved in #WEPLAYSTRONG, so very experienced in that area as an administrator. But I didn't know that she's also an ex player.
 

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Not many female CEOs in the EFL. Congrats, Polly!

Sounds like a good opportunity for her. Not easy for a woman to break into that kind of role and a tough job for anyone.

Incidentally, for anyone wondering, the Grimsby budget and average playing staff salaries are in the same ball park as the United women's team.