Clapton CFC women’s first team appoint a new head coach

After receiving many impressive applications, Clapton Community FC’s women’s first team have appointed Jason Murray as head coach.

Jay is an experienced coach within the women’s game with an impressive CV spanning girls teams up to tier 7 Romford FC, from where he comes highly recommended.

He has proven experience developing players to progress, and connections with local girls’ academies to grow the women’s game with emerging talented players. He has also done extensive work on ACL prevention, which is so prevalent through the women’s game.

He has strong knowledge of Clapton CFC and has watched a number of our games from the Stray Dog era onwards. The team are really excited to have Jay on board and look forward to getting started, beginning with the away game at Camden & Islington United on Sunday.

Jay himself said:

Having personally sampled the unique atmosphere that’s been created at the Old Spotted Dog Ground a few times now, I felt the club, the players and the incredible supporters were the perfect fit, for both myself and the brand of football I like my teams to play.

I’m aware of the talented squad I will have at my disposal and feel we can really get the place rocking this season. Our hard work starts this week with my first official session with the squad and of course my first league fixture this Sunday. I’m really looking forward to get started and working hard to get us climbing up the league table.

Jason Murray

We’re delighted that both Brian Bramble and Neil Day will continue in their respective roles – assistant coach and development team head coach. The open access team will continue to be coached by Ellie Guedalla and Johanna Kuosa.

The vacancy arose after previous head coach Koral resigned in November. Meanwhile predecessor Claudio Gomes is now coaching in the Portugal Women’s Super League with Clube Atlético Ouriense.

Thanks and best wishes to all of the applicants and to Jay’s previous club Romford.