Portsmouth FC Women are delighted to announce that Jay Sadler has become the club's first full-time member of staff.
The Blues boss will take on a number of new responsibilities, which includes engaging with the local community to increase participation, as well as exploring sponsorship opportunities.
Jay will also be visiting schools in Portsmouth and surrounding areas, with the aim of growing the younger Pompey Women fan-base ahead of the move to the John Jenkins Stadium.
Sadler will continue his role as manager of the first team and will oversee the change to the team's training provision, as it increases from two to three nights a week.
The Blues boss said: "I'm massively proud. It's a privilege. I've been here for a long time now and I'm really excited by the opportunities this new role brings.
"It's been an interesting and turbulent six years, especially with the pandemic in the middle.
"My family are down here and I love living here. It's a fantastic place to be and to be part of the football club is a massive achievement for me personally.
"Off the pitch, this role opens up opportunities commercially to try to support the club. I'll also be able to work closely with Pompey in the Community and the University of Portsmouth
"On the pitch, we want to build on how we finished last season and I think being in this role will enable me to do so.
Pompey Women chairman Eric Coleborn said: "We're delighted that Jay has transitioned into a full-time role.
"This will enable us, as a club, to put more efforts into increasing our fan-base in line with our move to the John Jenkins Stadium.
"Jay will also work hard on inspiring the next generation of young female footballers by visiting local schools, as well as working with PitC on their fantastic programmes."