STEETON AFC have appointed Liam Marsh to the position of reserve team manager.

He will take over for the 2020/21 season and will be assisted by David Want, who comes on board having previously worked with Marsh at Bingley Town.

An FA Level Two coach, Marsh joins Steeton after several successful seasons managing Bingley, winning back-to-back titles in the Craven League and guiding them from Division Two to the Premiership.

Marsh began coaching at junior football level with Keighley Shamrocks while still playing and subsequently spent several seasons managing Ingrow in the Craven League before moving to Town.

He also led Silsden Ladies to a West Riding final earlier this year.

Marsh is excited to be joining Steeton, saying: “Steeton has always had a good reputation and now the club’s turned semi-pro, it’s a very exciting time and I’m looking forward to being involved.

“The reserve team are in a good league in the Yorkshire Amateur Supreme Division and it’s a big challenge and a step up for me and the players.

“Bringing young lads through and improving them as footballers is where I get the biggest reward and this is a great opportunity.

“A player such as Mike Armitage, who is currently in the Steeton first team squad, is a good example of a player I’ve coached who’s successfully made the step up to semi-pro football.”

“I can’t wait to get going,” he added. “I’ve already started putting the feelers out to add to the squad and would like to build a good core group that can be successful.”

If you are a footballer based in the Keighley area and feel you have the ability to make the step up to a higher level, get in touch with the club.