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Town appoint new head of youth coaching

27 June 2014

Former Liverpool Academy coach joins Town's Academy

Shrewsbury Town have appointed former Liverpool Academy coach Ian Dawes as the club's new head of youth coaching.

Ian holds a UEFA A Licence and spent last season as head coach at Malta Premier League club Floriana. He was  responsible for the management of the first team including the recruitment of players.

Ian started his own playing career as a schoolboy with Everton before joining Liverpool where he progressed to become a young professional and had the chance to play in elite tournaments around the world.

He then played professionally for Calgary Storm in the American/Canadian League.

On returning to his native Merseyside, he joined Liverpool, initially working as a part-time Community/Academy coach which eventually led to a full time role at Anfield working with different age groups of talented young players.

Ian then spent three years as head of analysis for the Liverpool Academy working with all age groups from under-nine up to under-21.

He spent nearly 10 years in different roles working within the Academy at Anfield before spending last season in Malta. 

Manager Micky Mellon has stressed the importance of bringing in the right man for this key position and the club are pleased to have appointed Ian.

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