Experienced ex-England U-19 coach to lead Crystal Palace Women

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Crystal Palace Women’s new head coach is Laura Kaminski, whose fifteen-year career includes a lengthy spell leading England U19s.

Joining from Charlton Athletic where she was assistant coach, Kaminski also spent three seasons as assistant at Tottenham, as well as spells with Arsenal, Brighton, Watford, QPR and Chelsea.

Laura Kaminski told cpfc.co.uk: “It’s a great opportunity and an honour to join Crystal Palace, and I’m looking forward to getting started straight away and getting out onto the grass for pre-season.

“I’ll be working with a group of very talented players, which gives me a great starting point to pick up from. I want to play intense football with a good tempo, but I also want to be an organised side who are disciplined and adaptable to the league that we play in.

“This club has a fantastic fanbase – one of the best in the league. I’m looking forward to meeting them, and I want to give them some fantastic football to watch week after week.

“I have to get to know the players first and foremost and then, longer-term, I look forward to working with Grace [Williams] to make this club successful, sustainable and competitive at the highest levels in the future.”

Head of Women’s Football, Grace Williams, commented: “Throughout a meticulous recruitment process, Laura impressed us with her experience within, and knowledge and understanding of, the game. She possesses a stand-out attitude in terms of valuing, respecting and developing her players, and an exciting vision of what she wants to implement, and how.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with Laura as we look to rebuild this club into the professional game and build upon all of Palace’s progress so far in competing at the top end of the Women’s Championship.”

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