Coaches wanted for women’s team

WHITLEY Bay FC Women are looking for coaches for the next season for both their first team and reserves.

The club are interested to hear from a coach of any age or experience, from those newly qualified who are looking for their first role with a team, through to more experienced coaches who want to broaden their career.

Though the positions are unpaid, funding will be available for coaches who want to improve their qualifications while at the club, Also, full kit will be provided.

The first team were formed for the 2006-07 season and they were runners-up on goal difference to the champions Darlington RA in their debut season.

In the FA Cup they also reached the fourth round proper, which made them the only team of the 187 entrants from their level to reach that stage.

Additionally, they also reached the semi-finals of the County Cup and League Cup.

In season 2007-08, Whitley won the North East Regional Division One North title with a 100 per cent record and secured another promotion, reached the first round proper of the FA Women’s Cup, the semi-final of the County Cup and won the League Cup by beating York City in the final 2-0.

The club’s first team are currently forth in the North East Women’s premier league and are holders of the Northumberland FA Women’s Cup.

The reserve team was formed for the 2007-08 season and they started in the Northumberland FA Women’s League.

During that season they won every match and took the league title with a 100 per cent record which earned them a promotion to the league they are in now.

This season they are the Northern Division league champions.

They train on the grass at Marden Bridge Sports Centre, Whitley Bay, in the summer months, and in on the omni-turf at Burnside Business and Enterprise College, St Peters Road, Wallsend, in the winter.

Wherever possible, training takes place outdoors on Wednesday evenings at 7.45pm.

The first team play home matches at Hillheads while the Reserves play at Valley Gardens in Whitley Bay.

Anyone interested should contact Colin Phillips, either by e-mail at or by calling 07974 264216.