Sydney FC Westfield W-League youngster Ally Green is Sky Blue through and through with her recent appointment as Fan Engagement Coordinator for the Sky Blues.
In celebration of Female Football Week, Green’s appointment highlights the one club family nature of the Sky Blues’ as the Westfield W-League squad become more and more involved in everything Sydney FC does.
While hesitant at first about transitioning into full-time work, Green said she’s enjoying her day to day duties at the Sky Blues.
“As the Fan Engagement Coordinator, I’m involved in everything from marketing to helping the community team, running sessions at schools and managing the ambassador programs,” she said.
“At first I was a bit unsure about full time work because of my NPL and W-League schedules and potential study, but when I joined it was clear it was the right decision, it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.
“Throughout W-League it was quite busy but everyone in the office was quite allowing, by letting me leave early for trainings and on game days letting me do my own thing if there’s a match on.
“It’s been easy to transition into office life, everyone has been so welcoming and since we’re in a sporting organisation, much of the job falls quite naturally.”
Green said the job offer came about through Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Danny Townsend’s communication with the W-League team, and the 19 year old defender praised the Sky Blues’ boss on his passion for the women’s game.
“CEO Danny Townsend extended the job offer to the W-League team, he wanted to give W-League players the opportunity to be involved with the club as he knows we have to work as well as play.” Green said.
“It’s great to see Danny is so passionate about involving the W-League players in everything the club does and making us feel as much a part of the club as possible.
“His daughter also plays for Manly [Ally’s NPL club] so that helps,” she continued.
“Football is a great sport to get involved in, in any capacity, with W-League growing as it is it’s a great time to be a part of the game.
“With the recent successes of the Matildas, there are so many more opportunities for young girls now and it’s pleasing to see.”
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