Colwyn Bay’s new management team of Paul Moore (centre) and assistants Phil Hadland (left), who will be in charge of training, and Dave Hughes (right) who is head of recruitment,
COLWYN BAY Football Club are delighted to announce that after a long and thorough process former Hull City and Portsmouth professional Paul Moore is to become the new first team manager.
Paul’s career started as a young apprentice at Hull, but injury cut short his professional playing career while at Portsmouth and he later has spells at Gosport Borough, Widnes, Runcorn, Warrington and Daten.
He embarked on his managerial career at Cheshire club Datan, winning promotion twice to the Mid Cheshire Division One, before moving on to Congleton town and then joining Leek Town where he helped save them from relegation in the NPL.
He later spent two years at his home town club Warrington before joining Ashton Athletic and then Clitheroe, were they narrowly missed out on a play-off position in the NPL Division One North.
Assisting Paul will be Dave Hughes and Phil Hadland.
Dave, who has previously worked with Paul as assistant at Clitheroe, where the team went 15 games unbeaten at the start of the season, and has had managerial stints at Atherton LR and Runcorn Linnets, has recently been scouting for Salford City FC and will be helping with first team recruitment as he has lots of contacts and understands the requirements of the league.
Phil, who is currently working through his badges, has played for Reading, Rochdale, Leyton Orient, Carlisle, Brighton, Darlington and Colchester, before embarking on a non-league career with Hednesford, Leek, Kidsgrove and Warrington Town. He will be assisting in the first team with coaching and player fitness.
Paul commented on his appointment: “I am very excited to be joining Colwyn Bay FC and would like to thank the board of Directors for putting their faith in me to create and build a side that can compete at NPL level.
“I am no stranger to the league that Colwyn will be playing in and with the right players I am confident we can enjoy an entertaining season.
“I want to entertain the supporters and give them a team to be proud of, one that works hard for each other, and can be recognised as a solid unit.
“My aim will be to look at the local players, along with young players currently at the club, and look to add experienced players to give us a platform to work from.
“It is a demanding league and to be successful you have to be consistent, have stability in the squad and a commitment from the players.
“It is a really exciting challenge, a fresh start for everyone and a great opportunity to create success.”
Club chairman Dave Titchiner added: “I’m sure the fans will join us in welcoming Paul, Dave and Phil to the club.”