Premier Division

Fisher legend Donna departs

Fisher Physio Donna Powell has has stepped down from her role at the club after a 20 year association with them.

Donna became the first-ever female football manager in the country when she took charge of Fisher Athletic against Eastleigh in the National League South back in 2009.

As well as Manager and Physio she has held many roles at the Club, including as Turnstile Operator, Coach and Kit Lady.

From now on though she will purely be a fan.

“It’s with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to step down as first-team physio for Fisher FC,” said Powell.

“Thank you to everyone there. It’s been an amazing six years. It’s been even longer if you count the years I coached.

“I’ve sat down and realised that I was a part of Fisher FC for 20 years. I started as a turnstiles’ girl and made British history with them. Turned coach, then physio. Not sure anyone else can say they have been that long with a club.”

“It has been a real pleasure to work for a great club. Twenty years is a long time. I wish the management and players all the best for the season. I will be down to watch. The next physio has big shoes to fill – look after my boys.”

Via Twitter, the Club responded: “Donna Powell has decided to leave her role as first-team physio. We would like to thank Donna for her years of hard work for us and Fisher Athletic in varied roles, a true club legend.

They are now looking to bring in a replacement.

“We are now inviting applications for the first-team physio vacancy. The ideal candidate will be available for first-team training sessions as well as on match day.”

To apply for the role, please email your CV to