Howes takes over the reins at Norwich City Women
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Shaun Howes says he wants to develop a team of role models after taking over as the new head coach of Norwich City Women.
Howes is a well-known face on the local football scene – after playing for Cambridge United and Leyton Orient he featured for Wroxham and until recently was director of football at Trafford Park.
An FA affiliated tutor, Howes also has a background in women’s football as a head coach for Norwich City Community Sports Foundation’s Girls Advanced Coaching Centre.
He is currently the CSF’s Workforce Development Coach.
“I am really grateful to be given the opportunity to join such a high profile club and look forward to challenging myself and the players to develop, grow and achieve the ambitions set out by the management group in their vision for the future,” said Howes, who will be joined by Steve Kenny as assistant head coach and Megan Todd as player-coach.
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“I hope to bring an environment of excitement, curiosity and the will to strive to be the best we can be, along with a playing style that is enjoyable to play and exciting to watch, winning games of football along the way.
“If we can all achieve success then this will give the young female footballers in the county role-models to aspire to and will want to learn, develop and ultimately play for Norwich City Women in the future.”
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Norwich City Women chair Louise Riseborough added: “I am delighted that Shaun is joining us as head coach. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and I’m confident he will enhance the progress the club has and will continue to make.
“I would like to express my thanks to Steve Kenny and Megan Todd who have been caretaker managers since January and successfully steered the first team to a place in the Norfolk County Cup final at Carrow Road.”
The team play in the FA Women’s National League South East Division and next season will play home fixtures at Norwich City CSF’s Nest.
“It’s great news to have Shaun on board,” said captain Millie Daviss. “I’m really excited to start working along side him to support the ladies. It’s also really good to have someone come in with such a strong understanding of our club ethos already. Very positive news for NCWFC.”