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Coach appointed for U18 women's football team

Coach appointed for U18 women's football team

Monday 26 February 2024

Coach appointed for U18 women's football team

Monday 26 February 2024

A new Head Coach has been appointed to lead the under-18s women's football team.

The first of its kind for the Jersey FA and taken up by Tim Pryor, the new role will aim to strengthen the pathway between the Girls Player Development Centre and the Senior Women's Representative Team.

"Despite a number of younger female players making the seamless transition into senior football recently, we needed to ensure the pathway was strengthened to support all players to reach their potential," David Kennedy, Jersey FA CEO, explained. 

"The U18s is the bridge that will allow us to do that, and we are really pleased that Tim has agreed to take on the side."

"The perfect appointment"

He continued: "We had a lot of interest and applications for what we see as an extremely important role, however Tim’s passion for the female game and his excellent track record as a manager made him the perfect appointment. He brings a very strong team of coaches with him, and I know they will create an environment that will allow the players to thrive." 

Pryor is currently in his sixth season managing Rozel Rovers Women, who won the quadruple of all four trophies last season.

They also lifted the Zenith Cup for the fourth consecutive time just one week ago.

"Looking forward to getting started"

"My thanks to the Jersey FA for putting their trust in me for such a key role in the development of girls and women's football in the island," he said.

"I'm looking forward to getting started straight away, and we'll be meeting some of the players at our first session together this week.

"This is an age-group that I particularly enjoy working with. One of the most satisfying parts of the role at Rozel is seeing the players come straight into the side at 16 years old and helping them to feel right at home and to flourish in adult football. I'm excited to now be part of helping to ensure that the transition at representative level is just as smooth, supporting as many players as I can on their journey through to Chad Morris' senior side."

The new squad will train together weekly over the next two months, with the aim of securing one to two fixtures before the end of this season.

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