Shan Jaehrig, a partner specialising in employment law at Sills & Betteridge LLP Solicitors, has been appointed to the FA's National Council as Lincolnshire FA's Delegate.
This volunteer role will see Shan involved in the work of the FA to ensure the development of the national sport.
Shan first became involved in football when her son started playing in the local village team where her husband was a coach and referee. This involvement led to a professional relationship with the Lincolnshire FA and later to Shan's appointment as a Director of the Lincolnshire FA.
The Lincolnshire FA works to promote grassroots football in the county. Founded in 1881, it represents over 1,600 teams, stretching across one of the largest geographical counties in the country.
As a member of the FA Council, Shan has been appointed to the Judicial Panel and as a member of the Disability Committee.
"Although I am only a few weeks in, I have met many council members and FA officers," said Shan. "I have been very impressed with the professionalism of the organisation and its genuine commitment to what it calls 'In Pursuit of Progress', the new three-year equality, diversity and inclusion plan recently launched by the FA."
Shan, who lives in Blyton, is the Branch Manager of the Sills & Betteridge Gainsborough office and a Governor of the local High School. The Gainsborough office regularly supports local community initiatives and sponsors Gainsborough Trinity Football Club.
Shan is pictured with Kieran Robson, Head Coach of the Gainsborough Trinity Foundation Men's Disability teams.