Introducing County Development Manager, Liz Pill. Liz talks through her key professional achievements.

With over 25 years experience within voluntary sport and 14 years experience in sport professionally, I feel very fortunate for the people and in some cases role models I have met and influenced me, my behaviours and my pathway. I am a great believer of creating your own opportunity, one door shuts and you then attempt to push another one open, creating your next opening to learn and develop.

A few key achievements professionally that stand out involve the receipt of the telephone call from Dorset FA offering me a full-time role as Football Development Officer in 2004, the delivery of a lottery funded mobile skate park provision during my time at West Dorset District Council, being part of the Bournemouth Schools Games 2012 team co-ordinating 18 county school competitions across 8 venues with the Olympic 2012 torch going through Bournemouth on Friday 13th July 2012, and having the opportunity to be part of a huge change at Berks & Bucks FA in my role as County Development Manager and the daily challenges that are thrown into the mix regarding facilities within the current climate and playing a small part in influencing some of these encounters.

I am an Oxford United fan, spent much of my child hood either at the Manor Ground or representing the team as a player, nowadays in my spare time I am involved in a local grassroots club supporting the development of new girls teams or spending my free time out and about on the family farm.

Those that know me, will know that I love a good quote or two… This is one that I keep pretty close.
“Be grateful for the highs and graceful during the lows".

Thanks for reading, for any questions regarding football development, specifically related to facilities then feel free to drop me a line 01235 544896 or email: Liz.Pill@berks-bucksfa.com