Meet Our Team

The Worcestershire FA have a dedicated team working at our Droitwich Headquarters - they are:

Worcestershire FA Team

Nichola Trigg – Chief Executive

01905 827137 ext. 201

Nichola is the Associations Chief Executive - she joined us in 2012. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Nichola has an extensive commercial and financial background, spanning over 20 years. She is also an active referee and a member of Kidderminster Referees Association. She is a Director of the WFA as well as sitting on The FA Discipline Chairman’s Panel.

Julie Lymer – Office Manager

01905 827137 ext. 203

Julie is our longest-serving member of staff, having joined us in 2002. She has a strong background in administration. There is very little that Julie doesn’t know about the Association and the administration procedures in local football. This often makes Julie the first port of call for all Club and League administration enquiries, including affiliation and sanctioning.

Chris Dale – Discipline & Communications Manager

01905 827137 ext. 202

Chris joined the Association as a part-time administrator in 2008. He progressed to become the Association’s first ever full-time Discipline Manager in July 2011. Chris manages the disciplinary process for Clubs and Leagues at Step 5 of the National League System and below. He also leads on the marketing and communication structure for the Association. Chris was an active referee for 25 years until his retirement in 2010 and is a former Secretary and Vice-President of the Worcester Referees Society - he is currently on The FA Referee Assessors Panel. He has a keen interest in cricket and is a lifelong Ipswich Town supporter!

Martin Collier – Senior Football Development Officer

01905 827137 ext. 206

Martin joined the team in the spring of 2013 as a Football Development Officer. He was promoted to the role of Senior Football Development Officer in October 2015. He has a wide-ranging brief with responsibilities that include facility development, working with our coaching providers, sports partnerships and local authorities. Martin hails from the South-West and is an avid Exeter City supporter.

Ollie Williams – Referee Workforce and Inclusion Manager

01905 827137 ext. 208

Ollie joined the Association in the spring of 2013 as a Football Development Officer. He was made our Referee Workforce & Inclusion Manager in October 2015. Ollie oversees the recruitment and retention of the Association’s referee workforce, the Centre of Refereeing Excellence and acts a tutor for our referee courses and workshops. He also leads on our referee observer provision for promotion seeking referees. In addition to this Ollie supports the strategic development of our disability and inclusion programme. Ollie is currently a Level 3 contributory league referee.

Laura McGinn – Football Development Officer

01905 827137 ext. 210

Laura joined us recently, in October 2015. She hails from the North of England and graduated from the University of Leeds. Laura is responsible for developing Girls’ and Women’s football and works closely with our Girls’ Player Development Centre (PDC). She also leads on Veterans, Walking Football and FUTSAL.

Jodie Williams – Disability/Inclusion Football Development Officer

01905 827137

Jodie joins us from Wednesday 31st August 2016 and is based in our Droitwich office on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Jodie is responsible for developing disability football on a daily basis for anyone with a learning or physical disability. Part of Jodie's remit also focuses on making football inclusive for all, including BAME participants. She also leads on our young leadership programme, overseeing WFA Youth Council and the Football Futures programme. Jodie is also an advocate of the women's game and still actively plays and coaches as well as supporting Everton.  

Jacquie Owers – Administration Lead Officer – Development

01905 827137 – ext. 205

Jacquie started work at the Association in January 2011 and quickly established herself as a key member of our team. Her role encompasses a wide variety of tasks. She is the focal point for administration of the Development Team. She leads on Charter Standard accreditation, which is a vital part of the continued development of both club and individual standards. She is a supporter of Chelsea FC.

Anna-Maria Konstantinides – County Welfare Officer

01905 827137 ext. 214

Anna joined the team in January 2011 as our County Welfare Officer. Her vital role monitors, evaluates and deals with welfare issues across all levels of football in Worcestershire. Anna provides the link to our League Welfare Officers and is always on hand to help and advise. She also leads on the County FA involvement in The FA RESPECT programme.

Lynne Williams – Development Administrator

01905 827137 ext. 209

Lynne joined us in 2012 and is a Development Team Administrator. In particular, she is responsible for the co-ordination of the many FA Coaching courses that are available and she provides the vital link between the course tutors and applicants. Lynne also sources and co-ordinates the venues for the courses that are available. She also assists in other areas of development administration.

Helen Plumley – Youth League Referee Appointments Officer 07769 994984 Helen's primary function is to appoint match officials to youth football matches across Worcestershire. Helen is home-based and has a range of experience in referee administration having previously been an appointments officer for a large youth league. The experience that Helen brings to the team having worked with referees on this basis for a number of years is second to none. 


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