Bev Priestman
Bev
Priestman

Born
29 April 1986
Age
36
Birthplace
England
School(s)
Liverpool John Moores University
Where they grew up
Consett, England

Bio

Bev Priestman

Beverly Priestman... speaks English... growing up, favourites included Ryan Giggs, Manchester United FC... earned BSc (Hons) Science and Football, from Liverpool John Moores University... earned her UEFA A Diploma (Coaching Award) in 2016... earned her UEFA Pro Diploma (Coaching Award) in 2021...

as Head Coach, part of the Canada Soccer team that met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Langford ahead of their international match on 8 April 2022 (a surprise visit by the Prime Minister at the team hotel)...

served as a Coach Mentor in the 2022 FIFA Coach Mentorship Program (she was paired with coach Katarzyna Maria Barlewicz from Poland’s U-19 team)...

said Peter Montopoli in 2018, “over her five years, Priestman has been instrumental in helping shape the EXCEL Program that develops players for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team”... said Steven Reed in 2020, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Bev Priestman back to Canada Soccer as our Women’s National Team Head Coach. Bev’s contributions leading the Women’s National EXCEL Program and supporting the Women’s National Team as an Assistant Coach during her five-years with Canada Soccer set a solid foundation for success across all levels of the Women’s National Team Program. We are excited to have her bring her recent experience, vision and leadership to her new role”...

said Priestman in 2020, “it is an honour and privilege to return to Canada to lead such a talented group of players and a team with a fantastic history. With a great blend of experience and youth, I’m excited as to what we can achieve together over the next quadrennial. I would like to thank Canada Soccer for this fantastic opportunity. Our immediate focus is the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year and then subsequently building towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023™ where ultimately Canada should be on that podium. I look forward to connecting with the great group of staff and players ready to head into the Olympic year of 2021 focused and ready to give it our all”...

said Priestman in 2021, “on the pitch I would ask the players to be brave. I think that’s all I’ve ever asked of the group who put on Canadian shirt. Be brave when you do it. Trust in yourselves and have that confidence. If I ask my players to be brave, I have to be that myself”...

For Sport

served as Women’s Development Officer for England’s The Football Association... worked for New Zealand Football from January 2009 to June 2013, serving as Women’s Development Manager (until September 2011), Acting Director of Football Development (until March 2012), and the Head of Football development... served as an assistant coach with New Zealand at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Trinidad and Tobago 2010... served as a support coach at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011...

worked for Canada Soccer for five years from July 2013 to June 2018... served as Canada Soccer’s Women’s EXCEL Director, U-15 to U-23... served as an Assistant Coach with Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team under Head Coach John Herdman... as an Assistant Coach, helped Canada finish sixth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... as an Assistant Coach, helped Canada finish second at the 2016 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship... as an Assistant Coach, helped Canada win bronze at the Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament...

worked for England’s Football Association from June 2018 to October 2020, serving as a Women’s National Team Assistant Coach under Head Coach Phil Neville... as an Assistant Coach, helped England finish fourth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019... served as England’s Women’s U-18 National Team Coach (September-October 2020)…

served as Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach (starting 1 November 2020)…

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