Jayne Ludlow received an honorary fellowship this week (09 July) from the University of South Wales for services to women’s football in Wales.
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On receiving the fellowship, Ludlow said she was thrilled when she was informed. “It was a real surprise, it’s all been a bit surreal. The ceremony went very well, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and it’s great to see such strong support from USW to women’s football and our national team.”
USW Vice-Chancellor Professor Julie Lydon presented Ludlow with the award and echoed the Wales manager’s comments. ““Jayne’s tireless work as the national football team manager, and her efforts to promote the development of the game, are an inspiration for thousands, and will doubtlessly lead more girls into the sport.
“We are looking forward to working with her on further developing sports coaching among females, and seeking her views on how USW can continue to improve the sports courses we offer to thousands of undergraduates.”
Shortly after last month’s 1-0 against New Zealand, it was announced that Jayne Ludlow had been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Ludlow and her side will now look to continue their progress on the international stage as they begin their Women’s Euro 2021 Qualifying campaign away to the Faroe Islands on Thursday 29 August.