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NEWS: Dr Claire-Marie Roberts appointed as new Performance Director

21 December 2023

Club News

NEWS: Dr Claire-Marie Roberts appointed as new Performance Director

21 December 2023

Coventry City are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Claire-Marie Roberts as Performance Director – a new position at the Club.

Claire-Marie arrives from nearly a decade at the Premier League where she led strategic change in football development.

Claire-Marie is a former international swimmer who played women’s football for Swindon Town Ladies and laterly Aston Villa Ladies FC.

She is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, BASES Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist, Author, Non-Executive Board Director & Trustee.

Prior to her role at the Premier League, she worked for the British Olympic Association across three Olympic and Paralympic cycles, held roles in a number of men’s and women’s football Clubs and academic positions at UK Universities.  

She brings a wealth of experience in high-performance sport to Coventry City and will ensure the highest standards in all aspects of performance and preparation for elite football are delivered sustainably across the whole Club.

Dr Roberts will work in unison with the senior football management team and report to the Executive Chairman.

She will take up her position early in 2024.


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