Everton Women have set their sights on major honours in the near future after an investment boost has been promised by the board.

As well as promised investment, this week the club has introduced a new leadership structure.

The new structure will see club CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale head up a Strategic Leadership Team.

Director, Sasha Ryazantsev, will also strengthen the Strategic Leadership Team’s capacity by taking on the new role of Managing Director.

She will also work with Sarvar Ismailov, who will become Everton Women’s first sporting and commercial director.

As part of the restructure, and in addition to the injection of additional funds for scouting and recruitment Everton Women will also benefit from access to enhanced commercial opportunities, as well as increased marketing and promotion.

The team will have also have additional media and digital coverage and a better connection to the Club’s community programmes – through Everton in the Community.

Everton CEO, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said: “This football club has played a significant role in the development of the women’s game.

“As well as winning a host of domestic silverware and playing in European competitions, Everton has produced a number of women’s players that have gone on to represent their countries with distinction at major tournaments.

“Our ‘One Club’ vision is a clear symbol of togetherness and unity.

“We have already taken the progressive and significant steps of bringing our men’s and women’s teams closer together in identity and location, with them both using the state-of-the-art facilities at USM Finch Farm.

“We will now build on the foundations for success – with a clear focus on competing for honours with the elite of women’s football.”

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