Bowley announced as new head of youth at Barry Town United

Barry Town United have today announced a new head of youth in the form of Dr. Ceri Bowley.

With Barry Town United back in the Welsh Premier League after a 13-year absence, Bowley joins Gavin Chesterfield’s staff and will oversee youth development at Jenner Park.

Bowley has a vast amount of experience and is a UEFA licensed coach with a PhD in Sports Psychology to his name. He has also worked with various different age groups in the past, and has good knowledge of spotting talent from a young age.

He is also known for his excellent communication skills and mentoring, which will only help advance the young players at Barry Town United.

Speaking to Barry Town United’s official website, manager Gavin Chesterfield spoke highly of the new head of youth. He said:

“I’m delighted to bring Ceri to the club. He’s someone I’ve worked closely with in recent times and with his skill set, he will really strengthen our academy set-up and, ultimately, the whole club.

“With an explicit football curriculum and philosophy in place throughout the club, a substantial part of Ceri’s role will see him work closely will all involved to ensure smooth delivery of the curriculum – and that players and coaches are part of a thriving football environment.

“Having spoken with Ceri at length surrounding his ideas for the academy, I’m genuinely excited for the season ahead”, Chesterfield added.

Cowley also commented and spoke of how much of a privilege it will be to come and oversee youth development at Barry Town United football club. He said:

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“I feel privileged to be joining Barry Town as Head of Youth. With the success the club has experienced over recent years, it is certainly an exciting time for all involved.

“With the outstanding individuals at the club the decision to join was quite simple for me and hopefully, over the coming seasons, I can play a small part in continuing the rise of this great club.

“I’m looking forward to working with all at the club towards establishing an academy that develops players and coaches alike and, in doing so, provides provision of which we can all be proud”.

The appointment comes days before Barry Town United’s first pre-season contest, as they get set to face familiar foes Goytre at home – the game will be played at Jenner Park, and it will be free entry for all ages wanting to attend.

(Featured image: Barry Town United)


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