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Management Team Confirmed for Norfolk U18 Representative Squad

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

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 again.

“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 time.

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