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Black Day For Glasgow City
Published : 19 Nov 2012 12:15:58Rss feed
Glasgow City have secured the services of their coach, Eddie Wolecki Black, for the foreseeable future.
Glasgow City have been successful on the field for the last six seasons and have ended this one as Champions and cup holders once again. A big part of that regular success is down to the coaching team led by Eddie Wolecki Black. On the back of coaching City to their sixth successive title in six seasons at the club, Wolecki Black has agreed to stay with the club for the foreseeable future. This is good news for the club as, during their Champions league campaign, Wolecki Black was wondering where else he could take the club aad perhaps it was time to move on and test himself with new challenges.
Commenting on the new agreement, club manager, Laura Montgomery said: "At the end of the season, the most important thing for us was to meet up with Eddie and reach a new agreement. We have worked extremely well over the years and it is a great partnership we have at the club off the field as well as matching our aims and objectives on it. At a time when we are looking to build on our recent success and achieve even more as a club, we feel there was no-one better placed to continue to help drive us forward. Eddie’s qualities speak for themselves, but we are particularly, thrilled that he has been accepted on the UEFA Pro Licence course, the highest coaching standard possible, and a first we believe for any Scottish women’s side. This will only help in enhancing our club and indeed the women’s game in Scotland even further." Eddie was delighted with the new agreement. He said: "The meeting about my future was always on the agenda and I prefer to wait until the end of the season and see if the players are still responding to me and my work. In truth the meeting was done and dusted within two hours. As a coach I need to work with ambitious people and there is no doubt the owners of this club meet that in every way. If I think back to where we were when I first became involved and where we are now, wow its staggering. The first team have continued to set high standards and the season just ended will live with me forever. To win every single domestic game was something I admit I thought was possible but required a little luck." Of course Wolecki Black is not just concerned with the first team; he is always looking to who will be moving through the ranks to challenge for a place at all levels. He went on: "The youth set up has slowly but surely began to take root, the philosophy of this club seeps through the pores of every player, coach and staff member. I think people forget that so many players have come through our setup to make the first team. Emma Fernon, Jane Ross, Sue Lappin and Ruesha Littlejohn were just 16 year old kids when they first joined and this was before any teams had youth sides. A few years later Lisa Evans, Emma Mitchell, Lauren McMurchie, Lee Alexander and Eilish McSorley joined as 14 and 15 year olds. Every one of these players have become first team regulars. This shows that with the right development, young players can and will be given the opportunity to play for the first team."
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