The management group of Norwich City Women FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Shaun Howes as the team’s new head coach.
Shaun has wide-ranging links in the game in this region, and has extensive experience and expertise as a player for Cambridge United, Leyton Orient and Wroxham FC and more recently as Director of Football at Trafford Park.
Shaun also works with Norwich City’s Community Sports Foundation as their Workforce Development Manager and a coach with the Norwich Girls Development Programme.
Shaun will be joined by Steve Kenny as assistant head coach and Megan Todd as player coach.
NCWFC chair Louise Riseborough said: "I am delighted that Shaun is joining us as head coach. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and I am 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.’
NCWFC captain Millie Daviss said: "It is great news to have Shaun on board, I’m really excited to start working alongside 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.
Shaun added some words of his own: "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.
"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."