Shaun Harrington appointed Cambridge's Head of Youth Coaching

Cambridge City have announced that Shaun Harrington will become the club's Head of Youth Coaching.

Harrington, who was a member of the Cambridge United squad that won the 1990/91 Division Three title, will work alongside Cambridge City's Head of Youth Neil Midgley.

The former Doncaster Rovers midfielder joined City following the title winning season and continued his involvement with the club after coaching the U16s squad a few years ago.

On his new appointment, Harrington said: "My connection with Cambridge City started in 1991, when I signed having left Cambridge United. Looking back, we had a fantastic group of players who were also brilliant people, many of whom I keep in close contact with to this day.

"For the past 6 years or so, I have been coaching in and around Youth football at various levels (Professional and grassroots). I’ve combined gaining my coaching badges (Level 1, 2 & UEFA B Licence) with practical experience and have done a huge amount of learning.

"I think it's really important as a coach that we ask our players to put themselves out of their comfort zone and see mistakes as learning opportunities. Equally important is that we, as coaches, also share that same mindset for our own growth and development.

"I am very excited by the opportunity that the role of Head of Youth Coaching offers, and am passionate about helping Cambridge City develop a first-class Youth system.

"Neil and I have had some really positive discussions in sharing our vision and ideas, and I look forward to working with the Youth coaches, several of whom I know, and supporting them in the best way I can.

"The upcoming move into the new Stadium has brought a really positive feel to the club and I feel that this can act as a catalyst for the Youth teams to really push on and benefit from being around these brilliant facilities."

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