Team Mendip appoint new head coach

Jack Edgar.

Jack Edgar. - Credit: Archant

Jack Edgar has been appointed the new head coach at Team Mendip.

AT TEAM Mendip’s annual meeting, Jack Edgar was appointed head coach at the club.

This is a fantastic signing for Mendip, as Jack’s experience is way beyond that of any one else in Weston. Jack is an UEFA A Licence coach, which is the highest footballing coaching badge you can hold.

Jack will primarily be responsible for developing and implementing the clubs DNA, in line with the latest and most up-to-date FA thinking. Basically the plan is to ensure that coaches, training sessions and even the style of play, is replicated at every level within Mendip.

Jack said: “The only thing that should change for a player is the size of the shirt.”

Jack who played football for Wigan Athletic, started coaching in Manchester after encouragement from ex-Manchester City player Fred Eyre. They both went on to coach together at Southport and Wigan Athletic.

Jack became an FA tutor and took his UEFA A Licence in 2007, while working at Bristol City Academy in the community department.

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Appointed Bristol City’s women’s manager at the start of the 1990-2000 season, Jack won two promotions to attain Women’s National Premier League status in 2003-04 season, also beating Bristol Rovers in the Women’s Gloucester Cup final.

He was also appointed Director of Bristol Rovers Girls Centre of Excellence in the 2005-06 season. He has also managed men’s football locally at Weston under Len Ashurst and at several other local teams including Bishop Sutton.

Team Mendip Girls and Ladies Charter Standard Football Club is looking for players to join in the many age groups of the biggest all-female award-winning club in the region, in particular to fill spaces in the Under-14s and Under-15s teams, school years 9 and 10.

The club is currently offering junior football starting at age five-years-old, all the way through to 15-years-old and has two adult teams starting from age 16, with the oldest registered player being 52.

The club competes in both the Bristol and Somerset Leagues.

Anyone interested in getting into female football, either playing or coaching, should give James a call on 07908 247505 for more information.

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