Chesterfield FC Women appoint Katie Rowson head of coaching

Chesterfield's new head of coaching, Katie Rowson
Katie Rowson during her time as coach of Watford Ladies in the FA WSL 2. (The FA via Getty Images)

Chesterfield FC Women have appointed former Doncaster Rovers Belles and Watford Ladies manager Katie Rowson as their head of coaching.

The role will see Rowson, who holds the UEFA A Licence, oversee all coaching throughout the women’s section of the club, with a particular focus on aligning the academy and the first team to create a fluid pathway for players.

She told chesterfield-fc.co.uk: “I believe that, with my experience, I can aid in aligning the philosophy and ambition of the club with a technical programme to promote holistic development throughout the full player pathway. My role is to mentor the coaching workforce and to implement the club philosophy throughout the club from first team to U-11s.”

Rowson’s has previously held such roles as technical director at the British Virgin Islands FA as well as at Doncaster Belles Regional Talent Club, plus manager of the Great Britain and England Universities women’s football teams.

Spireites Women’s general manager Gabrielle Salomon said: “We’re all delighted that Katie will be joining us. When you look at her experience and the knowledge she will bring to the club, it’s so exciting to think what we could achieve.

“To add Katie to the team really does show the direction we are heading in as a club and I can’t wait to start working with her.”

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