Team of the Tournament

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UEFA's technical team

UEFA's technical team
Hesterine de Reus and Hope Powell in Israel ©Sportsfile

UEFA's technical team

UEFA's technical team in Israel consisted of two highly respected coaches boasting considerable experience of international football.

Hope Powell has been engaged in various UEFA and FIFA coach education and technical projects since leaving the English Football Association (FA) in 2013. There, she had broken new ground by becoming the first female coach of England in 1998 and going on to develop the FA women's set-up from the Under-15 age group upwards.

The first woman to obtain a UEFA Pro licence in 2003, she would also become only the second woman to enter English football's hall of fame and was also recognised with the award of an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list for her services to football, later receiving a CBE in 2010.

She continued to make progress with England, among the highlights being a run to the final of UEFA Women's EURO 2009. Her England side also reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup while a Powell-led Great Britain got to the last eight at the 2012 Olympics.

A talented midfielder, Powell had featured 66 times for her country as a player, scoring 35 goals and contesting the quarter finals of the 1995 Women's World Cup in Sweden. At domestic level, she was a three-time winner of the FA Women's Cup in addition to a league title lifted in 1996 with Croydon.


Hesterine de Reus

Hesterine de Reus is also backed by substantial international experience as a player, having represented the Netherlands for almost a decade before moving into coaching.

Transferring her skills to a post with the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) in 1994, she also developed the Dutch women's national youth teams having taken charge of sides from U15 to U19 over an eight-year period to 2010. Fair to say she has seen the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship from a number of different angles.

Her success led to opportunities beyond Europe's boundaries; starting in Jordan where she assumed the positions of both technical director and head coach. Following a spell with PSV/FC Eindhoven back in her homeland, she then accepted the role of national team coach of Australia.

De Reus works with UEFA on a series of projects to improve the future of women's coaching and has supported UEFA B licence candidates as a female coach development instructor.