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Preston North End can today announce the appointment of Andy Burgess as their new Head Coach.
The Premier League club announce the former Nottingham Forest Ladies assistant, Leeds Carnegie coach and Sheffield Wednesday manager to take charge with immediate effect as they look to take the club forward.
Burgess, 28, said of his appointment: "I am delighted to take the opportunity to lead Preston North End and hopefully make good things happen at the football club. I have had fantastic experience last season working with Rick Passmoor, Colin Walker and Julie Chipchase at Leeds Ladies, finishing fourth in the Premier League and have learnt a lot from my time at Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday.
"I am ready to take on the responsibility of taking the reins at a club and I have been very impressed with what I have seen so far at Preston. From the start to the finish of the interview process, they have acted in a thoroughly professional manner and that mirrors the way I wish to take the club forward. I have very high ambitions for this football club, and I shall be looking to build a squad of players to take us onto the next level."
Club Secretary Amanda Cummings added: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome Andy on board. Andy has gained a wide range of experience within the women's game, he shows great drive, ambition and above all professionalism.
"The club has also added to their coaching staff and we see Andy as the ideal person to lead the new team and take the club forward to the next level."
The club is working towards having 3 competitive teams for the 2010-11 season. Therefore open trials are to be held and are open to girls aged 15 and upwards. The trials are to be held at Penwortham Holme Recreation Centre, Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston PR1 9UD on Sunday 20th June at 11am and Thursday 24th June at 6.30pm.
For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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