By Oliver Eaton
Huddersfield Town Women manager Jordan Wimpenny has been voted the National League’s ‘Coach of the Year’ by The Women’s Football Magazine following a successful first season in charge of the terriers. Town finished the league campaign top of the table (before its suspension) by 6 points and is currently on a 14-game streak unbeaten in all competitions.
He exclusively told Huddersfield Times that: “It’s always good to be recognised for the hard work you do whether that’s the performances on the pitch, the performances in training or the constant dedication behind the scenes to take this club and team forward to where it deserves to be.”
“This [award] is credit to all those involved, and both the staff and players have been nothing but exceptional and without them as a manager you don’t win awards like this so from me I thank them all and are very pleased with being given this award for all of us at the club.”
Jordan and the team have a big test next weekend as they travel down south to play Women’s Super League side Brighton & Hove Albion in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. To prepare for this fixture the Terriers have played a couple of friendlies drawing to league rivals Fylde 1-1 and this past Sunday drawing against the talented Manchester United U21’s.
A win next Sunday would be record-breaking for Huddersfield as they have never passed the fifth round stage however this current season’s form and the momentum generated from Jordan’s leadership is sure to make an impact as Town Women look to upset the odds next week.