Kelly Simmons MBE

Participation and Development Director, The FA

Kelly oversees the National Game including children’s, grassroots and semi-professional football. She is currently leading the development and implementation of The FA National Game Strategy, which will invest £200m into grassroots football over a four-year period.

A member of the UEFA Grassroots Panel and the FIFA Women’s Committee, Kelly’s hard work and determination was recognised in 2002 when she received an MBE for her services to football.

A figurehead for women’s football, she is responsible for the implementation of The FA’s ‘Game Changer’, which has seen the transformation of women’s football, including the development of the FA Women’s Super League.