Emma Humphries

Director Women’s Football Development

  • Academy Centre: Whitecaps FC BMO Mainland Girls Academy
  • Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Citizenship: New Zealand
  • Previous Clubs: Capital football, New Zealand football, Liverpool Womens FC
  • Years with Whitecaps FC: 4
  • Certifications: UEFA A license, UEFA B license, BA (hons) psychology, Masters of Arts in Teaching
  • Playing Experience: Football Ferns Senior WNT (2004-2009), Football Ferns U20s (2004-2006), Coastal Carolina University, NCAA Div 1 2007-2009, California State Fullerton, NCAA Div 1 (2005-2007), Capital Football National Women’s League
  • Coaching Experience: Liverpool Football Club – Women’s Assistant Head Coach, Women’s Super League professional team (2018-2020), Vancouver Whitecaps GE REX Director and Head coach (2014-2018), BC Soccer – Canada Games Head Coach (2017), Canada Soccer – WNT tech assistant (2017/2018 – Algarve Cup), New Zealand Football – National Women’s Football Development Manager, U20 Junior Football Ferns Assistant coach, U17 Young Football Ferns Assistant coach 
  • Key Successes to Date: Playing in 2007 WWC (China) and 2006 U20 WWC (Russia), Winning National Women’s league 2011, Coaching staff World Cup qualification U17/U20 2014, Coaching in the Women’s Super league (England), Graduating players through the Whitecaps systems into Senior professional environments and CANWNT
  • Most Memorable Soccer Moment: Playing in the Women’s World Cup China 2007
  • Favourite Player: Mia Hamm – Her generation of American soccer players inspired me to dream big in the game, she was the star of the first professional Women’s soccer I ever watched
  • What you enjoy doing outside of soccer: Being a Mum, Snow boarding/skiing – love the Mountains, Good coffee and food. Love finding new places to go.