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Pete Wilson on his new role

Women's and Girls' Officer becomes Ladies Technical Director

8 June 2017

Shrewsbury Town Ladies’ new Technical Director, Pete Wilson, admitted that he has ambitious plans for the future of the Ladies team.

Pete will combine his new role with that of Shrewsbury Town in the Community’s Women’s and Girls’ Officer.

Pete already looks after Town’s Regional Talent Club and ‘Wildcats’ programmes and his aim is to bring players through the age groups into the Ladies First-Team.

“The Ladies Manager Sean Evans left at the end of last season after four years, so we’ve had a bit of a change and a restructure to put the ladies at the forefront of the football club”, Pete said.

“We are bringing in Alex Owen’s as our Head Coach for the Ladies and we are also bringing in Jake Mullinder as our goalkeeping coach and then I’m going to step up to Technical Director of the Regional Talent Club and the Ladies as well.

“We could have gone external, but then it brings in a whole different philosophy. We tried to build, with the Regional Talent Club, a way of playing and with those girls moving through into Ladies level it is important we get staff from within the club to continue what work has already been done at the foundation phase.”

Pete is hopeful that the Ladies pathway can mirror that of the Shrewsbury Town Academy and has high hopes for where Town can eventually go.

“We want to produce players from a young age to then play for our Ladies team”, said Wilson.

“The money’s not there like it is in the men’s game, but the end goal is the same. We want the Ladies to play as high as they can, we want to be producing players locally and we want Shrewsbury and Shropshire girls playing at the highest level.

“Our aim now is to get a couple of promotions in the next few years, get into the Women’s Premier League level and then we can start pushing on again from there and change our goals when we get to it.”

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