Football South are sad to announce that Hayley Stirling has resigned from her role as Women’s Development Officer. Hayley’s final day will be March the 6th.
Hayley’s passion is on the grass, and as such she plans to move back to Auckland to pursue her career aim of becoming a full-time coach.
Hayley moved to Football South from Northern Football in May 2014, and during her 3 years in the role she’s fallen in love with the region and its people while having a great impact on the female game during her time here. “Dunedin is a great little city and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to live and work in this part of the country. The cold weather everyone warned me about hasn’t turned me off the region and I wouldn’t be surprised if I do return here in the future”.
Football South has experienced 5 consecutive years of female participation growth, and Hayley’s contribution has been huge at both the grass-roots and elite levels of the game. “It’s been a real pleasure working with the girls and women in the various football environments being run down here. I’ve made some valuable connections and friendships through football and it’s great to see how passionate clubs, coaches and players are about the female game. There are some absolute gems down here and with continued support and acknowledgement of their contribution to girls and women’s football, it will continue to grow and attract new players to the game.”
We would like to thank Hayley for her commitment and drive, and we wish her all the best in the future.
Moving forward, the Women’s Development Office role is critical for Football South, and as such we’ll begin advertising the position as soon as possible.