Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Walsall FC Appoints New Academy Manager

Tue 22nd Nov 2016 | Football Club Management

Walsall Football Club has confirmed the appointment of Graham Biggs as their new Academy Manager.

Following the departure of Neil Woods in October, Biggs will oversee the entire academy structure and will be responsible for the development of young players from 9 years of age through to our under-18 squad.

“In the 16 years that Graham has been at the club, he’s played an integral part in promoting young players through our academy system and into the senior squad,” said Chief Executive, Stefan Gamble.

“He’s worked in a variety of roles across the age groups and shares the same philosophy and culture which is engrained within fabric of the club.

“The board are confident that his experience and knowledge of the academy system will continue to serve the club well and wish him every success in his new role.”

The 53-year old first joined the club as an academy coach in 2000 and has progressed to assume the important positions of Centre of Excellence Manager and most recently Head of Academy Coaching.

Biggs worked with Neil Woods on restructuring the club’s academy in anticipation of the Elite Player Performance Plan, which saw the club achieve category 3 status. 

 “I’m immensely proud to have been given this opportunity,” Biggs explained. “I’ve been here for 16 years and have a deep affection for the club and the people who work tirelessly to make it a success.

“This academy has been crucial in nurturing and developing young, talented players and promoting them through the system and into the first team. Some of them have since moved on to other clubs but their grounding and chance in the professional game is still very much rooted to Walsall Football Club.

“It’s something that we as a club pride ourselves on and it’s an aspect of our Academy system which I’ll look to continue and build up on.

“My overall ambition now is to continue the outstanding work which has gone before me and strive to increase the club’s existing reputation as one where young players can thrive, express themselves and ultimately forge a long and successful career in the professional game.”

Image: Walsall FC Manager, Jon Whitney (Left) & Graham Biggs (right)

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

Tripleplay 468 banner V2 (468x60_Animated_v2.gif)
RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION
SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED
 
If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Laura Smith Appointed Chief Executive Of Aldershot Town

Tue 20th Jun 2017 | Football Club Management

Aldershot Town FC has announced the appointment of Laura Smith as the club’s new Chief Executive. After four and a half years in a similar role with the Suffolk FA, Smith arrives at the EBB...

SBI Barcelona & VSI Launch Football Business Management Programme

Wed 14th Jun 2017 | Football Club Management

The Sports Business Institute Barcelona (SBI) and VSI Executive Education have joined forces to launch the Online Postgraduate in Football Business Management, starting in October 2017. Under the...

Chelsea’s Title Won With Lowest Player Turnover Rate

Tue 6th Jun 2017 | Football Club Management

Chelsea’s title winning team had the lowest turnover of players with the first 11 playing 85.5% of the total minutes of games for the season. Research by CIES Football Observatory shows the...

Comment: How To Create A Winning Dressing Room

Tue 16th May 2017 | Football Club Management

In football, the dressing room takes on a surprising amount of significance. In simple terms, it is the place where the players get changed before and after games, but it’s also the strategy...