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Following an end of season review, the club are pleased to announce some immediate changes to the management of our women’s teams:

Kim Coster has been promoted to the Head of the Section. Having built this part of the club up over many years, Kim is now focusing on the whole of the pathway to ensure that we have the ‘conveyor belt’ in place to keep bringing local talent through to our successful first team group.

Scott Chickelday – has been appointed as first team manager. Scott is an experienced, ambitious coach and manager. We will be featuring an introduction to Scott across our media channels in the next few days.

Ryman Farrell – has been appointed Reserve team manager having had a successful period with the club already running the Development team, Ryman will be supported by Abigail Saxon and the new coaching team.

We will shortly be announcing a new coach for our Development team.

We wish Kim, Scott, Ryman, Abigail all the best for the forthcoming campaign.

We would also like to thank Jon Duckett and Dave Barrett for their fantastic contributions over previous seasons. Jon has been first team coach for the last couple of seasons overseeing some great progress and success. We wish him well for the future. Dave Barrett, of course, has been a manager, coach and major contributor to the whole group over many seasons. This resulted in leading our newly formed Reserves side last season. Dave is stepping back for the moment but will remain on the committee and is very much still part of the set-up. We would also like to thank Mark Donovan for his sterling work alongside Dave. We hope to see all 3 of them at the club next season.

Speaking about the new appointments, BTFC’s Greg Lake said, ‘We have made brilliant progress over previous seasons and had great success with our first team squad. However, Kim and I want to achieve even more. We want to remain the best Women’s and Girls’ teams in the county but also to reach the 2nd tier of the women’s game (the Championship) with our first team in the next few years. That will require consistency and an even greater level of professionalism. Not just in the first team squad but across all the players in our pathway. That is why Kim’s new role as Head of the section is so important. We are setting clear and ambitious new targets for the whole group and I’m very excited to see the results.’

Greg also added that the section would be looking for new players ahead of the next campaign. This will not just be for the women’s teams but also for the girls teams of all ages, even the youngest looking to try football for the first time! If you are a player looking to improve your game, or a parent looking for a club for your daughter, then please get in touch with us now. We promise a safe, inclusive and family orientated club with first class coaching. As Kim always says:- ‘we are about making memories, playing football in the right way, with the right spirit and always with smiles on our faces’.

Further details will appear on our website in the next couple of weeks. However, if you‘d like to register interest in any of the Women’s and Girl’s teams then please email Kim.Coster@billericaytownfc.co.uk.

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