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RULFC | Rotherham United Ladies appoint joint management team

7 November 2018

Rotherham United Ladies FC are pleased to announce the appointment of a new joint management team.

Trevor Fox and Mark Suttle have agreed to join the club to lead an exciting new look coaching set up which sees them take up joint management responsibilities.

Trevor has a vast experience in women and girls football having previously managed Sheffield Wednesday Ladies as well as other teams including Dronfield Town & Steel City Ladies for a number of years. Having previously worked with different age groups Trevor is keen to further develop the clubs links with Brinsworth Whitehill Girls and other local clubs to forge progression routes for all the junior players in Rotherham and ensure talented Rotherham girls can represent the town’s professional club.

Upon his appointment Trevor said: “I am delighted to be given this opportunity to work for the club and with a talented bunch of players. Most of the players are local, which I think is really important as they will be representing Rotherham United Ladies, their hometown. The one thing Mark and I want to achieve is to put a smile on their faces and make sure they enjoy both training and fixtures, so we are going to see lots of improvements both on and off the field”

Mark “Sutty” Suttle joins the club having previously managed Leeds United Ladies. He was appointed to the role after a number of years as coach of the goalkeepers and assistant manager before taking up the role in 2016. Mark's day job as a fitness and gym instructor also allows him to manage HM Prison Service Ladies National Team. Mark, known as “Sutty” brings an organised and methodical side to management having worked in the fitness industry for years, he believes that fitness is a key for success as well as well-disciplined tactics, however, not forgetting that a key ingredient to success is the enjoyment of playing.

RULFC Chairman Jamie Noble had this to say upon their appointment: “I think it’s fair to say we are delighted with the joint appointment of Trevor and Sutty. We seem to have found an exciting blend of youth and experience whilst we have also got two men who share very similar philosophies yet complement each other’s strengths and will hopefully bounce off each other with great passion and commitment. Both have been around the Women's game for many years and know many coaches and players both locally and nationally which is important if we want to improve the club. When we first met Trevor and Sutty, I immediately got a good feeling about them and we are hopeful that as a duo they can emulate the great job the Cowley brothers have done at Lincoln FC."

Trevor and Sutty have already met the players and going forward are hoping to bring in female representation onto the coaching team. Trevor said: “I think it’s important for the women to see a female on the coaching team, someone who can really inspire them. We will also put a big emphasis on our club captain and vice-captain to bridge the link between players and management."

If you would like to find out more information please contact Jamie Noble on; jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.


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