English FA nominate first-ever female leader

The FA nominated Debbie Hewitt to be their first female leader Source: Twitter

The English Football Association have nominated Debbie Hewitt to be their first female leader of football's original national body created 158 years ago.

The experienced businesswoman is set to join the FA in January, 14 months after Greg Clarke resigned after making offensive comments on race, gender and sexuality at a parliamentary hearing.

Hewitt said in an FA statement she would "relish the opportunity to chair an organisation that has the potential to be a very positive force for good throughout the game and across society."

The FA said their ruling council will be asked to formally ratify Hewitt's appointment at a July 22 meeting.

Hewitt will join an organisation eager to form a bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup jointly with the rest of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Source AAP