Leeds Ladies say that Townend previously worked with the club as director of football and head of youth development, so he brings an extensive knowledge of the club to the new structure.
Lee will be joined in the day to day matters by Kirsty Emmot who has been appointed as club treasurer and Jo Czibor as club secretary.
Lewis Atkinson will become director of football and will maintain his position as first team manager, supported by his coaching team. The remaining roles have been filled by the leadership team, ensuring the club structure is in safe hands with a six-strong executive committee.
The new leadership team is looking forward to preparing their squads to compete in the upcoming 2017-2018 season and with renewed financial backing, they say this prospect is looking a very optimistic one.
Leeds currently sit eighth in the FAWPL Division 1 North, with four league games remaining.
The new chairman would like to increase community links, which ensures there are more opportunities for girls in the city of Leeds to be able to play football.
Source – leedsladiesfcstories.wordpress.com