Ashton United appoint new women’s team head coach

Ashton United are delighted to announce Chris Brookes as the new Head Coach of our women’s Team!

Chris has a wealth of experience within the game and began his coaching journey with fellow Tameside residents Curzon Ashton. Chris began as an assistant at Curzon in 2001 and was promoted to manager of the girl’s football side in 2002.

Chris spent 18 successful years with the Nash before moving to Mossley AFC Women. Unfortunately, Chris’s two seasons with The Lilywhites were cut short due to Covid 19.

After leaving Mossley Chris retired from Football, however, Chris stated: ” Retirement didn’t suit me I instantly missed the women’s game and when the Ashton Job was available I just had to go for it.”

“Being a former Ashton youth player in the 1990s
and a Hurst Cross born and bred lad who actually lived on Surrey Street for 12 years it just felt so right.”

“I used to ball boy as a young lad at Ashton United for £1 and a tray of chips and they were the best times. I never would have thought I would be managing at this amazing place.”

“I am ready to give my all to my local club and give Hurst Cross and Ashton a women’s team to be proud of!”

“Fianlly I would like to thank Jonathan and David for this dream opportunity and I will do what it takes to make a successful women’s team for Ashton United.”