COPA90, the fan-first football media organisation, has appointed Eniola Aluko to their board as the company continues to further its reputation and coverage of women’s football.
Eniola’s role will be a dual one - as a board member helping guide the strategy and growth of the business while also being an active ambassador for COPA90’s vision, leveraging her important voice in the global game.
The former Lioness, who played club football in England, America and Italy will be the board’s fifth member joining company CEO Tom Thirlwall, Chairman Niall Curran, Nikhil Bahel and Jay Ayda, both of Elysian Park Ventures and Andreas Haug of Headline.
Eniola joins in a new era for the business as it seeks to build on the development of the women’s game in the last few years. Bringing enormous skill and a wide range of experience, the Sporting Director of Los Angeles side Angel City FC’s appointment will help deliver a global viewpoint, perspectives and experiences in her new role.
Eniola Aluko said: “COPA90 has been at the cutting edge and forefront of impactful content creation and storytelling in football, and I have always been engaged and inspired by its work. I am delighted to join the company as a board adviser at an unprecedented time for women’s football around the world. I hope to deliver insight, experience and knowledgeable advice towards the continued success of COPA90.”
Tom Thirlwall, CEO of COPA90 said: “We are thrilled to have Eni join the COPA90 board as we continue to break new ground through our award-winning content and storytelling. She is a trailblazer, leading the way on change not just in women’s football but in wider society and is a brilliant example and inspiration to many. To have a diverse organisation, from content creators through to the board, ensures we can truly make football everyone’s game, and to have Eni’s insight and contribution at all levels of the organisation will be invaluable.”
Aluko begins her work with COPA90 with immediate effect.