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Dave Chadwick returns to FC United to look after player development

Dave Chadwick returns to FC United to look after player development

We are delighted to welcome David Chadwick back to FC United to oversee player development, where he will head up Moston United as well as creating a pathway for Academy players to flourish in non-league football.

Tom Greaves, Dave Chadwick, Damian Chadwick

Dave Chadwick (40) made 209 appearances, scoring 24 goals for FC United in the club’s first 7 seasons between 2005 and 2011. His first appearance for the Reds was in our first ever competitive home game where he captained the side to a 3-2 win over Padiham.

Chaddy ‘our nutter in the middle’ remained club captain until the end of the 2009/10 season, with his final match for the club away at Frickley in the FA Trophy in October 2011. Despite being known to mix it, he was never sent off for FC United.

With Tom Conroy and Jack Doyle now involved with the first team management team, a vacancy arose to work with the younger players at the club. This was a great opportunity to revisit the role, so Chaddy will now head up Moston United as well as working with the Academy players. He will also be responsible for developing a scouting system to attract young players to the club, and build relationships with other non-league clubs to provide our talented young players with an opportunity to go out on loan and gain valuable non-league experience.

For the past 18 months Chaddy has been the Development Squad Manager at fellow National League North side Chorley leading their under 21s to the Galaxy Lancashire West league title last season, and this season their Development Squad have won all of their 5 matches. A handful of players who have good prospects for the future have been loaned out to other non league teams in the area to gain playing time for first team squads. Others have represented the main team in both cup and league games this season.

Damian Chadwick CEO at FC United said “We are delighted to have Chaddy back involved with FC United. Having someone who knows the club so well, together with his experience of working with young players and the contacts he has in the non-league game, will no doubt be of huge benefit to the club going forward. The recent changes in the first team management has enabled us to look more closely in the football structure of the club from youth level through to first team, and Dave will be instrumental in helping us develop this further.”

Chaddy recently spoke to FCUMRadio’s Ben Hughes, and is looking forward to the new challenge.

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First Posted ~ 11:20 Thu 7 Dec 2017
News ID ~ 7707
Last Updated ~ 13:01 Tue 12 Dec 2017