Swansea City appoint Jamie Sherwood as Women's first-team manager

14th May
Jamie Sherwood Alice Weekes

Swansea City is delighted to announce the appointment of Jamie Sherwood as women’s first-team manager ahead of the 2024-25 season.

The vastly-experienced Sherwood – who holds an Uefa ‘A’ Licence and has coached in the Women’s Super League (WSL) - has been involved in football for over 20 years, holding roles across the men’s, women’s and college games.

He also brings expertise in developing players, on and off the pitch, having worked in education and academy positions at the Football Association of Wales, Cardiff and Vale College, and Cardiff City Women.

Sherwood – who has previous experience of working in a semi-professional set-up – will be tasked with raising on-field standards within the Women’s set-up following the team’s integration into the football club last summer.

The 46-year-old began his senior coaching career in the women’s game with Cardiff City Ladies in 2012, guiding them to Welsh Cup success in his first season in charge.

The following campaign saw him lead them to runners-up spots in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division – securing promotion to the National Division - and English Premier League Cup.

Sherwood went on to join Yeovil Town Ladies in 2014, helping the Glovers reach the top tier as they won the Women’s Super League 2 title in 2016, and being nominated for the League Managers’ Association coach of the year. 

He coached Yeovil in the WSL 1 (now called the WSL) in the Spring Series in 2017 and the 2017-18 season, as the league transitioned to an autumn-winter-spring schedule to align with the traditional football calendar in the UK.

Jamie Sherwood

Further silverware followed in his next role with Barry Town United’s under-23 side, leading them to the JD Cymru South title for their age group, before Sherwood returned to Yeovil; who by then were known as Bridgwater following a merger.

His most recent position was with Canadian semi-professional outfit Electric City, whom Sherwood took charge of for five months.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jamie to Swansea City as Women’s first-team manager,” said Alice Weekes, Swansea City’s head of women’s football.

“Jamie brings with him a wealth of experience across all levels of football but, in particular, his success working in the women’s game was a stand-out factor in his appointment. 

“His passion for developing young players and his experience developing player pathways will be a great asset for the club. 

“Bringing in someone with Jamie’s profile ahead of pre-season is really exciting, and I look forward to working alongside him, particularly during such a transformational time for the women’s game in Swansea.”

Swansea City Chairman Andy Coleman said: “Jamie is a transformational appointment for the Swansea City Women’s team. Bringing someone to Swansea City who has coached in the WSL is a real coup for the club.

“Jamie has extensive experience working with semi-professional players and the women’s team is in great hands with him at the helm. I am so excited about where he and Alice will lead this team, and the impact they will have on women’s and girls’ football in Swansea and across Wales.”

Jamie Sherwood, added: "It's an honour to be named as first-team manager of Swansea City Women - a team steeped in history and silverware.

“My job is to ensure we compete for every moment on and off the pitch in the coming season, and ultimately bring success and silverware.

“I am really excited to get to work and maximise every moment to energise this group of players, and to help build a platform to help us identify and develop talented players within south-west Wales.”