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Walsall appoint Rob Williams as Academy Manager

22 March 2022

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Williams as Academy Manager.

Williams returns to the Banks’s Stadium having previously held the roll of Head of Coaching from 2017 until 2019.

He has spent the last two-and-a-half years as Head of Academy Coach Development at Shrewsbury Town. 

He also holds a UEFA A License and Advanced Youth Award.

Williams is pleased to be back at the Club and is looking forward to the challenge.

“The overriding feeling is one of excitement,” he said.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been here last time and I think we’ve got a real opportunity to push and drive the programme forward.

“I was here from September 2017 to September 2019 in the Head of Coaching role and there’s a number of staff still in the academy programme that were here at the time so those relationships already exist which I think will really help me in terms of coming back in and start to instil some of the things that we’re going to do moving forward.”

“I think we’ve got an opportunity to get this academy back to where it was a number of years ago and potentially become the best Cat.3 in the country.  That’s the ambition, that’s the drive that I’ve got.

“My job is to instil that into the staff, support the staff and put processes and procedures in place to help us all develop the programme to where it should be.”


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