Outstanding Contribution Recognition for Stoke City’s Kath Tranter
Kath has been involved in female football for nearly 50 years, as a player initially from 9 years old, then for over 30 years and counting supporting the development of the game in various different roles.
Kath helped to set up her own club aged 16 due to the lack of female teams locally and she has never looked back. Staffordshire FA were delighted to present Kath with an Outstanding Contribution to Female Football Award.
Kath has been one of the leading champions of female football in Staffordshire for a number of decades now, providing support to various organisations during that time, including Staffordshire FA and Stoke City, where Kath has taken a lead role on the development of the Stoke City Girls’ Centre of Excellence and the Stoke City Women’s Team.
As the female game has continued to develop rapidly in recent decades, Kath has provided invaluable support to both the County FA locally and FA nationally, particularly in the early years of the development of the County and regional league structures, supporting the West Midlands Regional Women’s Football League as Fixture Secretary for many years and helping the with introduction of the Staffordshire County Women’s League. Kath also set up Representative teams and organised 5 a side tournaments for both girls and women’s teams for many years. Kath has continued her great work and she continues to play an active role developing player pathways across the female game today.
Kath has been a member of and positively contributed to many of the County FA committees and working groups set-up over the years to develop and advocate the female game in the County, providing a voice for players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and parents, who have been involved in the development of the female game during a significant period of growth. Kath has also managed the Staffordshire County Under 16s and Women’s squads for many years.
Huge congratulations to Kath on the receipt of this award, and many thanks from Staffordshire FA and the wider female football community in general across Staffordshire, who have benefitted from Kath’s passion and dedication to the female game in both Staffordshire and beyond.