Leicester City are destined for big things in the not-so-distant future with the FA Women’s Championship club going full-time this season and in-turn, attracting a whole host of talented new players.
The club have announced another significant move in the development of their women’s side this morning with club legend Emile Heskey having taken up an ambassadorial role as reported on Leicester City’s official website.
It is understood that the former England international forward, who netted more than 150 goals in a 16-year professional career, will mentor Leicester City’s young female stars of tomorrow and will help the club build a successful academy system and player pathway. Heskey knows what is it like to be a young player on the East Midlands club’s books. He spent the best part of a decade in the Leicester City academy system before making his first team debut in 1995.
Heskey is held in high regard amongst Leicester City fans and is thought of as one of the club’s greatest-ever players. His appointment is a huge move for the club’s women’s team and their youngsters are sure to benefit massively from his experience.
Leicester City started the new FA Women’s Championship season as one of the favourites for promotion. They have so far collected four points from their opening two matches, including an excellent point at promotion rivals Sheffield United on Sunday.
The club will be bidding to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s FA Cup later this month when they face current holders Manchester City in their long-awaited quarter-final tie at Farley Way.