Sarina Wiegman at Wembley

Words from Wiegman as her Lionesses era begins

A new era begins this week as England’s Lionesses start life under their new manager, Sarina Wiegman. A renowned name in the women’s game, the Dutch national brings with her plenty of prestige and experience. Her arrival also brings hope that she will oversee a change in fortunes for the Lionesses side that has won just four of their last 12 matches since the completion of the World Cup in 2019.

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CARDIFF, WALES - MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021: Wales' Manager Gemma Grainger during training ahead of the friendly against Canada at The Vale Resort. (Pic by Kunjan Malde/FAW)

Grainger ready to begin new era of Welsh football

It’s been a whirlwind, but it’s been a really positive whirlwind.”

This was how Gemma Grainger described the three weeks since she was revealed as the new Welsh Women’s National Team Manager. It is hardly an understatement as the new coach attempts to hit the ground running, getting used to new surroundings, building relationships with a new set of players and even learning a new national anthem.

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