Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce that Alex Owens has been appointed as the new Manager of the Shrewsbury Town Ladies team.
Alex had been working as the Ladies Assistant Manager and will now take on the role as Manager after Sean Evans left last month.
Alex is a UEFA B Licence Coach who has previously worked with Wolverhampton Wanderers and he is looking forward to leading the ladies side.
“I’m absolutely delighted”, admitted Alex.
“I’ve been with the club for the last two seasons and you can see the foundations that have been built and now it’s time to take those forward.
“Sean (Evans) did a fantastic job. Over four seasons he has done so well and that was the foundation he built. Now it’s time to really push it on and take the girls to the next level.”
Shrewsbury Town in the Community have recently improved their player pathway for girl’s football and Alex believes his past experiences will help bring young players through into the Ladies first-team.
“I started off in the Ladies game with Wolves and I really enjoyed it there”, said Owens.
“They were in the Women’s Premier League and I was working with the Reserve team squad and the First-Team squad at the time.
“You got to see the young players go into the first team and that is what is going to link in really well with the RTC (Regional Talent Club).
“Some of the RTC players from last season are now coming up into the Ladies and it will be great to see how they move up and it will be really good for me to work with those players.”
Shrewsbury Town’s Ladies side were only reformed in 2013, but Alex has high hopes of reaching the Women’s Premier League Regional Divisions within the next three seasons.
“The aim of this season is to get promotion straight away”, said Alex.
“We are going to get a very strong squad together to work twice a week. We want a clear philosophy this year and we want all the players to buy into it and at the end of the season we want promotion to be achieved.
“In three years’ time we want to have a double promotion and be in the Women’s Premier League, which is realistic, and speaking to Jamie Edwards (Head of Community) they all want exactly the same and it’s great that the club is right behind us.”