Lucy Oliver

Lucy is the Sports Development Officer at Sunderland College.

Lucy began her career in Sports Development and teaching in 2008 after achieving her LLB in Law and MSc in Sports Business Management & Development at University of Portsmouth.

Since starting at Sunderland College in 2015, Lucy has worked to build the College as a recognised ECFA Football Hub which has included the appointment of a Women & Girls Football Apprentice, ECFA Activators and a Student Leadership Team. The work of this Hub has appeared on Sky Sports, ITV and BBC Sport through events such as Girls Football Week and Women’s Sports Week.

In 2016, Lucy acted as a Women’s FA Cup Final Official at Wembley. She has also gained the title of FA Specialist Referee operating on Men’s National League and Women’s Super League as well as international fixtures.

Lucy’s passion for football and experience has also led her to officiating football matches in a number of countries including South Africa, Botswana, America and Japan.