West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady to help club’s WSL side ‘go from strength to strength’ as women’s team director | The SunMarch 1, 2023
KARREN BRADY has been named as a director of West Ham’s Women’s Super League side.
The club today confirmed their vice-chair as one of three directors of the side with fellow board members Tara Warren and Nicola Keye.
And they say Baroness Brady’s focus will be on overseeing a new executive level of support for West Ham’s women’s football operation.
This includes its commercial functions as well its first-team and WSL academy.
Brady, 53, said: “I am delighted to be able to confirm this important and exciting new level of senior support for West Ham United Women, as we continue to enhance all areas of the Football Club and build upon our role as an equity leader in football.
“The women’s game is the fastest growing sport in the United Kingdom.
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"At West Ham United we have made tremendous strides forward since being granted FA Women’s Super League status five years ago.
It is hoped Brady’s appointment along with that of executive director Warren and Keye, who is the club’s ticketing director, will help to boost the growth of the Irons women’s team.
Together the trio have more than sixty years’ experience working in senior operational roles in professional football.
She added: "Tara and Nicola have a wealth of valuable experience in football and business.
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"Together we will work tirelessly to ensure that West Ham United Women continue to go from strength to strength, on and off the field."
West Ham, currently seventh in the WSL, achieved their highest ever finish in the division when they ended last season in sixth place.
The team, who face Reading in the league on Sunday, have hopes of closing the gap on the WSL’s top four.
This term the Irons reached the Conti Cup semi-finals before being knocked out by Chelsea last month.
And the 2019 FA Cup finalists reached the fifth round of this year’s competition before falling to a loss on penalties to Aston Villa.
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