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Barker Appointed Women’s Director of Football

22 March 2023

Harrogate Town AFC are delighted to announce the landmark appointment of Jason Barker as Women's Director of Football.

The appointment represents a big step forward for the club in Women and Girls football, with Jason becoming the first full time member of staff dedicated entirely to the Women's team.
In his new role, Jason will be overseeing the development of Women and Girls' football at Harrogate Town, right the way from the Player Development Centre to first team.
“I am looking forward to starting work with Harrogate Town and continuing the hard work the club has already done to build the foundations of the Women's/Girls section.” Added Jason.
“The next steps for us at Harrogate are to expand the Women's/Girls section of this already very successful club and promote more playing opportunities for Girls and Women in the Harrogate district.”
Jason is a football coach with over 10-years' experience across multiple age groups and formerly held a position at Liverpool FC's Academy.
The club's newest member of staff is also a FA Level 2 qualified football coach, level 2 Community Activator coach, FA level 1 Futsal coach, Talent ID level 1 and current UEFA B candidate.
Director Dave Riley added, “I am delighted that Jason has been appointed as our Girls and Women's Director of Football- this is a real positive step and another major milestone within the Football Club for the Women and Girls' game.
“Everyone at Harrogate Town AFC is looking forward to seeing their progression being taken to the next level.”
We would like to welcome Jason to the role at the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the club.

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