The club have appointed Jacob Mistry as a coach for the U23 team who compete in the West Riding County FA Development League.
Jacob, 22, is currently studying for a Sports Coaching Degree at Liverpool University and has experience of coaching the men’s team at Liverpool Uni, and more recently enjoying success with Liverpool John Moore’s Women’s team sealing an unbeaten BUCS League and BUCS Northern Conference Cup double.
On his return from University in April, Jacob will take up a leading role working alongside current coach Russell Waite.
First Team Manager Danny Forrest is delighted at the appointment of Jacob and had this to say;
“We have taken our time to get the right person in to enhance and support what we already have in place for the U23 set up.
Jacob is a young and hungry coach and brings plenty of different qualities which will help our young players moving forward. He has a strong work ethic, is thorough and organised in his work and enjoys the tactical side of the game. Most of all he enjoys developing players and I know the group we have now will really benefit and blossom through his work.
It’s great to have like minded people on board and I’m looking forward to working closely with Jacob as part of a tight knit group of staff. After spending time meeting and speaking to Jacob it’s clear we share the same values and same vision for the club. I’m proud that we, as a club, put faith in young people on and off the pitch and the future certainly looks bright.”
Jacob was introduced to the squad last week, and you can see his first interview below.
Any young players wanting to be part of our U23 set up can contact firstname.lastname@example.org – please include information on your previous playing experience.