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Published 05 July 2022 4 min read
Women's U17

Lydia Bedford extends her stay with Leicester City

Written by:

Callum Davies

Bedford took charge of Leicester City in November 2021 and helped keep the Foxes in the Barclays Women's Super League

Young Lionesses coach Lydia Bedford has extended her stay with Leicester City and has left The FA following a successful secondment halfway through last season. 

Bedford took charge of Leicester City in November 2021, lifting them off the bottom of the Barclays Women’s Super League ensuring their safety in the division for the 2022/23 season.

Bedford, a UEFA Pro licence holder, has been with The FA since 2014, beginning her head coaching career with the WU15s in 2016. 

She had been in charge of the WU17s in her final two seasons and last helped the squad reach the 2021-22 UEFA WU17 EURO second round at the start of the year.

FA head of women’s technical Kay Cossington said: “We are pleased Lydia was able to make the impact she set out to when first joining Leicester last season. The move reinforces just how good of a coach Lydia is, and has shown with our England teams during her time here.

“I am sure Lydia will continue to have a positive impact at Leicester City, helping the club reach its full potential. 

“We thank Lydia for her work with us and all at The FA wish her well in the future”