Ynys Mon Football are delighted to confirm that UEFA Pro License coach and Island Games regular Iwan Williams has agreed to become Manager of the Men’s side, after gold-medal-winning player and manager Campbell Harrison stepped down following this summer’s Inter Games Tournament.
Fresh off the back of the island’s significant success in hosting the 2019 Inter Island Games football tournament – where Ynys Mon’s Men’s side won gold and the Women’s side won silver with over 15,000 fans in attendance throughout the week – former manager Harrison has confirmed he is stepping down and his assistant manager Williams will be stepping up to lead the Men’s side.
The historic success of this summer’s tournament – attended by 16 teams from 11 islands across the globe – has been followed up on Ynys Mon by significant progress in establishing an FAW-accredited academy, as well as further work to ensure more regular fixtures for Ynys Mon’s senior sides going forward.
Ynys Mon Football Coordinator Gareth Parry said:
“The footballing community on Ynys Mon is hugely thankful to Campbell for all of his hard work to develop football on the island, and we wish him all the best in the future after guiding Ynys Mon football to an historic summer.
“We are delighted that Iwan Williams has agreed to follow on from Campbell and manage the Ynys Mon Men’s football side going forward.
“Iwan’s standing in the game is hugely significant. He comes into the role with significant knowledge of the Island Games, having competed both on and off the pitch with distinction, and brings with him a level of expertise and know-how that we are delighted to have in our Men’s manager as we continue to build on the fantastic work done in recent times to develop football on the island.”
Iwan Williams said:
“Working alongside Campbell and his team to win a gold medal last summer was a fantastic privilege and I am honoured to have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps and manage the Ynys Mon Men’s football squad going forward.
“What we achieved last summer as an island was incredible, and I am very excited to continue the fantastic work that has been in put in already by Campbell and take this team forward in the future.
“With the development of an FAW-accredited Academy on the island progressing well and plans for more regular fixtures for our Ynys Mon senior teams in the future, this is a very exciting time for football on the island.
“After all of the success of the summer, and with Campbell stepping down, it is important that we have continuity on and off the pitch to ensure we continue to show the potential for football on Ynys Mon..”