Aston Villa Women’s Head Coach Gemma Davies has been named LMA Manager of the Month for August.
The 27-year-old guided her side to two wins from their opening two FA Women’s Championship matches, making a number of key changes to affect the outcomes of both games.
The award is Davies’ first honour as a Head Coach since she took charge of Villa in June last year.
She said: “This award is recognition of the hard work that all staff and players across our team put in every week to ensure we have the best possible platform to succeed. This is truly for them.”
Chair of the League Managers Association panel Marieanne Spacey-Cale MBE said: "The work Gemma and her team has done over the summer, bringing in new signings and technical work on the training pitch has shown in the results of their first two games.
"Sheffield United and London City Lionesses are both competitive teams in the FA Women's Championship, so for Gemma to have six points on the board already, represents a great start for her and Aston Villa."
Villa were 2-0 down at home on the opening day of the season when tactical tweaks and a Melissa Johnson hat-trick inspired a 3-2 comeback win against Sheffield United.
London City Lionesses were next up seven days later, with Villa again trailing 2-1 in the second half. On that occasion, super sub Shania Hayles scored the winner as Davies’ team maintained their 100% start to the season.
Villa have continued their fine form into September, picking up another three points with a 2-1 win against Blackburn Rovers.
You can see Davies and her squad in action in their next home match when they return to Boldmere St Michaels to take on Sheffield United in the League Cup on 19 October. Tickets are available here.