Yeovil Town Ladies have appointed a new first team coach in preparation for their first ever season in the FA Women's Premier League. The person chosen for the job needs little introduction as it is former Yeovil Town men's team defender Roy O'Brien, who is also the club's Community Officer.
Roy will be used to performing a dual role, given that he spent five months as a player-coach at non-leaguers Weymouth and then eight months as first team manager of Dorchester Town during last year. As a player, the 35 year old was on the books of Arsenal, Wigan Athletic and AFC Bournemouth before he came to Huish Park in 2000, via a three year spell at Dorchester.
He then went on to be part of Yeovil's FA Trophy winning squad and the side that got into the Football League, clocking up 125 appearances with the club before eventually dropping out of the playing side during the 2004-05 season, initially joining Weymouth on loan before making it permanent. His level of experience with both Dorset clubs as well as his current role at Huish Park will doubtless make him a valuable member of the Ladies backroom team.
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