We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Crilly as full time Academy Manager within Glasgow City Foundation.
The former Glasgow City first team star and Scotland international will look after and grow the City Academy, which already boasts nearly 200 girls, providing as many opportunities as possible for young women and girls to take up the beautiful game as part of an active and healthy lifestyle.
Crilly boasts an equally impressive track record on and off the field. One of the first ever players to be selected for the Scottish FA’s National Performance Academy, Crilly obtained an Honours Degree in Sports Studies at the University of Stirling, whilst developing as an elite athlete on the bespoke Scottish FA programme for the country’s most talented young players. Whilst at University. Crilly played for Glasgow City from 2013-2016, winning 4 league titles, 3 League Cups and 3 Scottish Cups as well as reaching the UWCL Quarter Finals. She was also capped at both youth and senior national team level.
During her playing career the footballer was also in full time employment with Scottish Hockey as Competitions and Events Officer, Clackmannanshire Council as a Sports Development Officer before moving to her most recent posts within the Scottish FA where she has enjoyed various different roles including Competitions and Events Services Coordinator, UEFA Women’s Under 19 Tournament Coordinator and Events Manager.
Commenting on her appointment, Sarah Crilly said, “I am extremely grateful to be given this opportunity as Academy Manager at such a successful and progressive club. I believe my knowledge and experience from multiple roles at the Scottish Football Association will allow me to drive the Academy forward and provide further opportunities to young girls to participate in football.”
Glasgow City Foundation Trustee Laura Montgomery said, “Sarah I believe is the perfect fit for our new position. She understands our club, our values and she understands the women’s game from top to bottom. I have seen her as a young player mature into a very professional and accomplished young woman and have been nothing but thoroughly impressed in all dealings we as a club have had with her in her professional capacity within the Scottish FA over the last few years. She has an excellent pedigree to lead our Academy moving forward and I look forward to working with her.”