Bristol City Women FC has announced the appointment of UWA alumni Tanya Oxtoby as the club’s new manager.
The club, who play in the highest level of women’s football in England, the Women's Super League, poached the former Perth Glory player from rivals Birmingham City Women, where she served as assistant coach.
The Psychology graduate’s move to Bristol comes after roles with Notts County Ladies, Perth Glory Women, and Australian Women's National Youth Under 20s, the Young Matildas.
Speaking to her new club on her studies which paired clinical and sports psychology, Tanya said it had helped shape her as a coach.
“Sports Psychology is something that I am really passionate about and I have been lucky enough to work in the sports psychology industry over the last couple of years working with GB Goalball and the University of Nottingham and applying it to my coaching career in football.”
Bristol is excited to have the Australian lead the team, saying, “As someone that has successfully made the transition from player to coach/manager, the board was unanimous in believing she has all the right qualities to take the team forward.”
Tanya will meet with the squad for the first time when pre-season training resumes on Monday 9 July, with the team looking to build on their eighth place finish last year.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communicaiton and Events