Mackay Accepts FIFA Role

Mackay Accepts FIFA Role

Head of Female Football Eilidh Mackay will depart the organisation next week after accepting the role of Women’s World Cup Legacy Manager at FIFA.

Over eight years of involvement within the NSFA/Northern Tigers football community, Eilidh has occupied a variety of roles but always dedicated herself to growing the game with her natural enthusiasm and strong work ethic.

Within Northern Tigers Eilidh has been involved as a player, administrator, coach and program technical director, imparting her expertise to hundreds of players and heavily contributing to the success and growth of the club over the past eight seasons.

Since taking on the role of Head of Female Football, Eilidh has implemented the What’s Best For Her Strategy, placing NSFA at the forefront of transforming and supporting female football for all participants.

We wish Eilidh all the best in her new role and look forward to seeing her excel at the highest level.

Comment from President Ian Plant on behalf of the NSFA Board:

The NSFA Board is very sad to see Eilidh leave us but thrilled at the new opportunity she has earned. Our loss is FIFA’s gain and we are sure she will go on to even bigger and brighter things. In the time that she has been with the NSFA and Tigers she has had a huge impact on the Association, both as an inspiring coach and as a leader for the female game.

She has helped to develop female football in the Northern Suburbs and activate the transformative What’s Best For Her vision. We will certainly miss her enthusiasm, energy and expertise. We wish her all the best as she takes the next step in her career.

Read Eilidh’s message to the Tigers community below:

Thank You Northern Tigers!

Wow what an incredible chapter! Who would have thought back in 2015 when Rich convinced me to come for a ‘kick around’ while visiting Sydney that the club would be a huge part of my life for the next 8 years!

I believed Sydney was a pit stop but Kai and Rich convinced me otherwise and before I knew it, I stayed to play and coach. Even the whole knee injury and surgery in year one didn’t stop me. My passion for coaching developed and the opportunity to contribute to building Northern Tigers presented itself. It has been one amazing journey.

I have been fortunate to coach for both sides of the club through the girls’ and boys’ program as well as in the SAP and GSAP space.

I experienced the five teams in grand finals high back in 2016 both as a player and coach. What a day that was! I have worked with the team to develop the off-field processes to support our on-pitch goals. The female side of the club has come so far something I am incredibly proud of. The best part of the journey is everyone I have met along the way – what an incredible community to be involved in.

After 8 years it is time for me to experience new environments and challenge myself for my personal goals. One thing I can say for sure once a Tiger always a Tiger. I will continue to support and follow this amazing club.

Yours in football,

Eilidh Mackay.


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