Synonymous with women’s football in the United Kingdom, Powell’s impressive resume boasts over 60 caps as a player and 15 years in charge of the England women’s national team.
Alongside her Head Coach role with the Lionesses, Hope also oversaw the whole national team structure from Under 15 to Under 23 level, a coach mentoring scheme and the Football Association’s National Player Development Centre.
The youngest person to ever coach an England national team at 31-years-old, Hope was also the first woman to earn her UEFA Pro Licence in 2003 and is currently Head Coach of Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Women’s Super League.
Powell was recently in Switzerland for the inaugural FIFA Coach Mentorship Programme, which aims to support female coaches by enabling them to acquire new knowledge, skills and experience.
She was received Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2002 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire award (CBE) in 2010.
Hope Powell OBE, CBE
Brighton & Hove Albion - Head Coach
2017 - present | Head Coach – Brighton & Hove Albion
2012 | Manager - Great Britain Olympic Team
1998 - 2013 | Head Coach - England Women's National Team
OTHER NOTABLE ROLES, CONTRIBUTIONS
2011 - Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East London
2003 - Inducted into the English FA Hall of Fame
1990 - Graduated with a Degree in Sports Science and History, Brunel University, London