When Vicky Jepson was appointed Liverpool FC Women first team manager in October 2018 it was the culmination of a journey with the club which has lasted a decade.
Born in Macclesfield in Cheshire her love of football began at an early age and she would eventually play at Macclesfield Town Ladies FC.
She took her FA level 1 coaching badge with the Cheshire FA and her journey into coaching started at Moss Farm in the Cheshire Girls League.
After working for Macclesfield Town’s Football in the Community project, she completed her UEFA B licence and it was this point in 2009 that she was asked to go and work for the LFC Foundation, spending seven years as a programme lead in women and girl’s football.
At the same time Vicky was widening her coaching experience by taking on other roles within the club, starting out as an U11 coach and holding various positions within the Girls Centre of Excellence.
She spent five years as development squad manager at Liverpool FC Women and two years as a first team analyst while also working as a level one coach educator at the FA and working within the England international set up as a coach with the U17s.
Vicky’s work across so many areas saw her nominated for the FA female development coach of the year in 2014 and she went one better 12 months later by winning the prestigious award.
She has been a part of several Liverpool pre-season tours, taking her coaching skills to America and the Far East, while she has also coached in the likes of China, Indonesia, Switzerland and Qatar.
Originally appointed assistant manager to Neil Redfearn, Vicky took over as caretaker manager on his departure before being formally appointed as first team manager in October 2018.
Source: Liverpool Women