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Andy Oldham takes over as Chairgirls boss

Andy McIntosh steps down after two years in charge.

26 July 2019

Andy McIntosh has stepped down from his role as manager of Wycombe Wanderers Ladies, with Andy Oldham taking his place ahead of the new season.

The Chairgirls enjoyed a successful two seasons under McIntosh’s guidance, achieving promotion to the Southern Region Women’s Football League Premier Division and reaching two cup semi-finals in 2018/19.

Andy Oldham has previously worked in a coaching role within the Ladies’ set-up and will now take up the first-team manager’s post, with Andy Baker leading the newly-formed development team, and Sam Hayward in charge of the under-18s.

David Roberton, the Wycombe Wanderers Trust director responsible for overseeing the development of the Ladies’ structure, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Andy McIntosh for his hard work in leading the first team for the past two seasons, and helping us achieve our goal of winning promotion and strengthening the foundations for future success.

“We now move forward with a new management structure in place, and are particularly optimistic about the new development squad which will bridge the gap between youth and senior football.

“In Andy Oldham, we have an experienced coach in the women’s game who will help the club build on its recent progress, and everybody is excited and looking forward to the start of the new season in September.”

Andy Oldham said: "Andy McIntosh brought me to the club and therefore there are mixed emotions - very sad to see Andy leave, and excited about the upcoming season. We all recognise that following Andy’s achievements will be a tough challenge. The players and staff will be working hard to build on Andy’s legacy and we intend to make all those connected with Wycombe Wanderers full of pride about their Ladies team."

Wycombe Wanderers Ladies held their annual registration evening at Adams Park on Thursday 25th July, but it’s still not too late to apply to join the team. Any potential new recruits should contact secretary Emma Newberry on emma_newberry@hotmail.co.uk.

The Chairgirls are thrilled to welcome new signings Sarah Harrison and Megan Brockwell into the first team squad for the new season, plus Kiyana Fryer, Amy Whale, Louise Tillier and Chandini Sangha into the development and under-18 setup.

Charlotte Bagshaw will continue to captain the first team, with Yasmin Knock taking the armband for the development squad, and Olivia Steel being handed the responsibility at under-18 level.


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