Mags McAteer joined the Army in 1998 and was selected for an Army Football trial whilst still in training. Since then she has had over sixty appearances for the Army and also represented at United Kingdom Armed Forces. Mags started her coaching journey whilst still playing and qualified as a level 2 coach in 2005, she retired from playing shortly after this and was appointed assistant coach for the Army Women’s representative Team in 2007. In 2015 Mags was appointed Head coach for the Army Women’s team and stepped down at the end of the 2018/19 season.
Mags has completed her Level 3 (UEFA B) license, is the Senior coach for the Army Air Corps men’s side and a coach at Southampton Football Club’s Academy.
Of the new appointment Mags said: “I am super excited about the challenge ahead and cannot wait to get started".