Women’s World Cup winner delivers training

Former US Women's National Team player and World Cup winner Heather O'Reilly delivered training for our Arsenal Women's Football Academy.

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CARY, North Carolina — This week, former United States Women’s National Team footballer and eighth-most-capped female player in US history Heather O’Reilly delivered a number of training sessions at Oaklands College. 

Heather, who retired from her professional playing career in April 2019, enjoyed a glittering career which made her one of the most decorated American players in the WNT history of women’s football.

After spending a year playing for Arsenal Women Football Club in the 2017/18 season, Heather returned to the US for a final swansong with North Carolina Courage based in Cary, North Carolina, where she would help her side win the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League and Shield, before announcing her retirement.

Heather is now focusing on her coaching career and punditry and was invited to pass on her pearls of wisdom to our first Arsenal Women’s Football Academy cohort, by Head of Academy Tessa Payne.

Heather delivered a number of training sessions to both the Female Football Academy and the SAFA Academy.

Joining Heather in delivering the elite training sessions were PFA (Professional Football Association) coaches Louise Newstead and PFA Head of Coaching, Jim Hicks.

If you are interested in learning more about our Arsenal Women’s Football Academy, you can discover more by visiting our page here, or apply for one of our upcoming trials here.

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