Lee appointed manager

WHITLEY Bay FC Women have appointed a new first team manager.

Gaz Lee has been selected and is in charge of first team affairs with immediate effect.

The new manager has had experience in the women’s game, coaching at Newcastle United WFC and at Northumbria University, where he is currently head coach of their highly successful women’s team.

Lee, 24, is originally from the Wirral on Merseyside and is delighted to be joining Whitley Bay.

He said: “This is an ambitious and well organised club and I can’t wait to get started.”

Colin Phillips, chairman of the women’s section, added: “We are pleased to welcome Gaz on board, he has a proven track record in the women’s game and is a well regarded coach.”