Norfolk FA have today
announced the confirmed staffing line up that will lead the reigning FA County
Youth Cup Champions into this season’s competition.
Following Norfolk U18’s triumphant campaign in the FA County
Youth Cup last season, there have been some changes to the management team
ahead of the 2018/19 season.
After being involved as a Coach last year, Norfolk FA CEO
Gavin Lemmon has been named as this season’s Manager after Adam Gusterson and
Olly Willis stepped down to concentrate on their commitments with newly
promoted Thurlow Nunn side Harleston Town.
The former Wroxham and Norwich United player spoke of his delight at taking on
the role: “I’m excited about the season ahead and I’m eager to get started
in my first experience of Management. Last year a special group of players came
together with such ease; I hope to be able to recreate that sort of environment
“I’m aware that last season is a tough act to follow, but
I’m motivated for the challenge regardless. I can’t praise Adam and all the
staff involved last season enough for what was achieved and wish him and Olly
good luck with Harleston as the club encounters Step 6 football for the first
Supporting Lemmon this season, will be Chris Linehan as
Assistant Manager and Harry Diggens as Coach; both of which were also members
of last season’s staff: “I’m glad to have the support of Chris and Harry for
the new season, both of whom I know will endeavour to develop the players on
and off the pitch. Over the past few seasons it has become evident that the
role and influence of this squad is more than just playing football; each year
we see a selection of boys mature into respectable young men and it’s just
fantastic to witness.”
Preparations are underway for a Representative Trials
evening on Monday 17 September which will be held at theFDC, Bowthorpe and
clubs are invited to put forward their recommended players, including their
name, date of birth, playing position(s) and email address.
The above information should be emailed to the U18 Rep Squad
Coordinator, Kate Dixon via Kate.Dixon@NorfolkFA.com.