Harrogate Town AFC appoint new Ladies First Team Manager

1 August 2022

Harrogate Town AFC have confirmed that  Liam Cope has been appointed Ladies First Team Manager.

Liam joins with a wealth of knowledge of Ladies football having previously managed Ossett Town Ladies and been Assistant Manager at Leeds United Women.

With experience in the Women’s National League, Liam already has his sights set on the next step up the Women’s football pyramid.

Liam said:

The Women’s National League is somewhere I’d like to be again, I see no reason why Town can’t be playing in that league in the next year or two.

The team has gone from strength to strength in the past few years and we’re going to give getting to the next level a real good go.

Beginning his role next week, Liam has already set the ball rolling recruiting players for another season in the NERWFL.

Liam said:

I’m looking to build a squad of players that are comfortable on the ball, with a good range of passing, technical and tactical ability, but most importantly have the right mentality.

I want players to be brave on the ball, if a player makes a mistake we move on, but the one thing I will not accept is lack of intensity or lack of effort.

We are welcoming new players who want to play good football in a positive environment with a coaching team that will support you 100% no matter what.

If you want to join an ambitious club then this is the place to be.

Liam can be contacted on 07798 841696, or via Girls Development Officer Becky Wilson, Beckywilson@harrogatetownafc.com .
Cope brings with him an experienced backroom team including a Nutritionist and Goalkeeping Coach, details of which to be confirmed in the near future.

The new Manager will also be playing an active role within the club’s Player Development Centre, helping nurture young footballers throughout the crucial development stages.

Liam said:

Something that really excites me about the club is the PDC, getting young talented players through the door, I know we have a real good programme coming through girls PDC and that’s something I want to promote and grow.

The impact of the Euros is going to be huge, to beat Sweden in the manner we did shows the standard of women’s football in this country, if that encourages local talent to get involved at any age then that is a massive positive.

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