Meet the Women’s Team!
Dean Vian – Manager
34 year old Dean holds the Uefa B licence and enters his 4th season at the club having initially joined as Assistant Manager. Having finished as Runners Up in the Cheshire Women’s League Division 1 in his first season as Manager, his side went one better winning the league last season along with securing the double by winning the Cheshire Women’s League Challenge Cup. His side also reached the Cheshire Women’s County Cup for the first time in their short history.
Dean has experience coaching at grassroots level with various age groups along with coaching the current Chester University Women’s team.
Adam Wood – Assistant Manager
25 year old Adam enters his third season at the club and holds the FA Level 2 coaching badge along with his FA Level 2 Goalkeeping badge. Currently on his Uefa B licence course, Adam has experience coaching at grassroots level along with coaching the current Chester University Women’s team. Adam also works for the Chester FC Community Trust.
Callum Jones – 1st Team Coach
22 year old Callum joins the club from Poulton Victoria Youth where he has been coaching for the past two seasons. Callum brings with him a background in sports psychology, nutrition and sports massage and is a welcome addition to the established management setup.
Rebecca Galbraith #1 – GK
22-year-old Rebecca is an established Northern Ireland international who has featured for various age groups and been on the bench for the full squad. She joins the club with a big reputation.
Emily Walker #12 –GK
20-year-old Emily has previously played for Ellesmere Port Town Ladies and joins the club to provide competition for the No. 1 spot.
Amber Bailey #99 – Midfielder (Vice Captain)
25-year-old Amber joined midway through last season from Tranmere Rovers Ladies where she was playing in the WPL. The signing of the hardworking, energetic forward was a big coup for the club.
Lauren Stringer #23 – Midfielder (Captain)
30-year-old Lauren has vast playing experience which has included playing in America whilst also featuring for clubs Crawley Ladies, Maghull Ladies and more recently playing for Mossley Hill Ladies in the WPL.
Jamie-Lee McDowell #5 – Defender
19 year old full back Jamie-Lee is at ease on either flank and had a debut season to remember winning Management Player of the season in her first full season in women’s football.
Ana Duran Anca #21 – Defender
32 year old Spanish utility player Ana joins us from Runcorn Linnets Ladies having won last years Cheshire Women’s Challenge Cup, she has also played for Chester City Ladies and will provide vast experience to a young squad.
Lucy Adderley #15 – Defender
20 year old Lucy was the club’s 2015/16 Management Player of the season and rejoins after a season away playing for Ellesmere Port Town Ladies.
Becky Tebb #7 – Midfielder
21 year old Becky won last season’s Players & Supporters Player of the season and is most comfortable with the ball at her feet taking players on, she was also the clubs joint top goal scorer.
Lizzy Day #4 – Defender
Recently turned 19 year old Lizzy is one of the longest serving members of the squad who is now entering her 3rd season with the club. She is also Captain of her University team.
Emma Gray #9 – Striker
24 year old Emma has joined the club from Birkenhead Ladies having played in the North West Women’s Premier. A keen eye for goal she joins looking to break the 20-goal tally for the season ahead.
Leanne Sampson #8 – Defender
Hailing from North Wales, 29 year old Leanne joined the club from Wrexham Ladies and can play in a number of positions across the back and is a modern day ball playing defender.
Amy Smith #19 – Defender
24 year old Amy joins the club from Birkenhead Ladies and brings experience having played at a higher level, she will add healthy competition and her versatility means she can play in a number of positions.
Emma Davies #22 – Striker
Lightning quick 18 year old Emma is the first to move up from the youth team after catching the eye last season with her ability to beat players and give defences a torrid time, very much one for the future.
Katie Priest #14 – Defender
21 year old Katie joins from Ellesmere Port Town Ladies where she was Captain and also spent her entire playing career. Having also captained Chester University Ladies her no nonsense style is something the squad was lacking last season.
Amy Smith #10 – Midfielder
20 year old Amy joins us after recovering from a double leg break and last played for Crewe Alexandra Ladies. Calm in possession and the scorer of great goals she will provide the extra bit of know how the squad lacked last season.
Sarah Redman #3 – Defender/Midfielder
24 year old Sarah includes Preston North End Ladies amongst her former clubs. A switch last season from centre back to defensive midfield proved a revelation. Strong in the air and in the tackle she brings much needed bite into the squad. Sarah is also a great threat from set pieces.
Rachel Lever #11 – Midfielder/Striker
26 year old Rachel is another who has joined from Tranmere Rovers Ladies and brings with her pace, ability to beat players, great delivery and also chips in with a share of the goals.
Rachel Kelly #13 – Midfielder
Another entering her 3rd season with the club 20 year Rachel is the only natural left footed player in the squad. A great passer of the ball she has continued to develop and cropped up with some very valuable goals.
Heather Pickles #17 – Defender
22 year old ‘Pickles’ is another in her 3rd season with the club, a strong centre back who again is confident bringing the ball out and is always looking to play and start attacks.
Paula Reynolds #18 – Defender
At 36 and the eldest member of the squad, Paula defies her age and brings vast experience and leadership qualities. Able to play in a number of positions her knowhow will be required in a young squad.
Debbie Trayner #29 – Striker
23 year old Debbie joined from Ellesmere Port Town Ladies and is an old fashioned striker who is strong in the air and able to hold the ball up and others different options to other forward players in the squad.