Jane Bateman Joins National Football Museum Board Of Trustees

The National Football Museum has announced the appointment of Jane Bateman, The FA’s Head of International Relations, to its Board of Trustees. 



Jane’s appointment comes as a new partnership is formed between the museum and The Football Association.


As curator of The FA collection, the museum will work with The FA to conserve its historic collection at Wembley Stadium.


The partnership will celebrate and bring to life football’s history and heritage while engaging the public through joint initiatives.


Jane has led the International Relations team at The FA for more than 20 years.


She has built networks across European and global football, supporting major tournament bids and delivering programmes which explore the power of football as a vehicle for social change.


Outside The FA, she is a trustee of the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, and was a non-executive Director of the Board of the Sport and Recreation Alliance from 2012-2018.


Jane Bateman said: “I am really pleased to have this opportunity to play a role in celebrating football history and telling its story.


“During my time at The FA I’ve developed a keen interest in our heritage and bringing it to life for today’s and future generations. The National Football Museum does exactly that, and I look forward to supporting their team in delivering on their exciting strategic goals.”


Ian Penrose, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the National Football Museum, said: “I am delighted that Jane has agreed to become a Trustee. We have ambitious plans for the National Football Museum, and Jane will significantly strengthen the Board with her extensive football experience and international networks.”