The Chichester City Ladies and Girls Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of our new manager Sadie Blakely. She comes to the club with experience of our current league as a winner and with many years in the game at a high level. She has previously also played for our First Team. Alongside her will be her assistant manager Laura Galway who has played at the highest level in the women’s game. The head coach will be Kim Stenning currently studying for her UEFA A and will be working with Emma Alexandre the head of our Youth setup who will be a UEFA B Licenced Coach. Other coaching and behind the scenes roles are currently to be confirmed and will be here for the start of the new season. One thing we are very proud of is that we have chosen 4 women to run our First Team (alongside others) and just shows the dedication and commitment to the women’s game by our club.
Our Development Squad Manager with be Connor Slade who has stepped up from being the coach this season to the new role with his assistant and coach being Rihanna Farr. Both have coaching experience and have worked with the team this season already.
We are planning on running an U21s side for 2019-2020 to ensure that our player pathway is available for all players looking at making the step up to senior football. The manager will be Jake Edwards and his assistant and coach will be Hannah Humphries who has been working with our U16s this season.
All youth managers will remain the same as this season and just make the step up to the next age groups, giving us an U11s, 2x U13s and 2x U15s sides. Our club has always had the philosophy of developing players, coaches and managers and this will continue in to the new season with many of our senior players coaching our youth teams through the academy work that Emma Alexandre runs with Chichester College.
We have created a new board of volunteers and members of our club to ensure we bring in experience in all areas to help the club run effectively and efficiently behind the scenes.
Caz Henry-Evans remains as the Director/Chair and Secretary of the club with Sam Ashton as Vice Chair. John Hutter will remain as Company Secretary but has also become joint Business Manager. Siobhan McClean will be the Treasurer and joint Business Manager. Our Welfare Official Carole remains in place but our new Welfare Officer Lenise Danino will be in place for all players/parents to contact if/when needed. The rest of our board are made up of people with experience in HR and Business, long term experience in football, parents and people who have a love for our club and football. The remaining members are: Beckie Mellers, Daren Pearce, Andrea Carruthers, Alan Price, Sarah Davey, Karen Stoddart, Emma Alexandre and Clive Stubbs.
We are as a committee excited about the future of the club and bringing football to girls and ladies in the local area and progressing our club behind the scenes ready for when we can make the next steps forward.
We look forward to seeing you at games for 2019-2020 season and will be posting information about sponsoring opportunities in a press release over the coming weeks.
From the Chichester City Ladies and Girls Committee