Ramsgate Football Club Appoint Warren Schulz and Elliot Austin as Joint U23 Managers
Ramsgate Football Club is delighted to announce that Warren Schulz and Elliot Austin will take up the role of joint-managers for our U23’s this season.
Following their appointment, the pair have brought in Max McClean as an U23 coach ahead of the new campaign.
Warren Schulz, who the Ramsgate fans will certainly be familiar with, admits he is excited to get underway at the club.
"Ramsgate Football Club have obviously played a massive part in my footballing career, and now I have the opportunity to develop the next generation from the local area,” Warren said.
“I’ve been involved in coaching from the U7’s all the way up to the U16’s, and I know there’s a lot of talent in Thanet,”
“My ambition is to spot the talents, develop a strong team and give them the best possible chance of getting an opportunity in the first team.”
Elliot Austin, the clubs Youth Chairman, knows his way around Ramsgate having coached at almost every level. Now, he is eager to make a positive impact at U23 level alongside Warren and Max.
“I have spoken extensively with Warren and Max about our aims, and this is very much a long term plan, we know it won’t be a quick fix,” Elliot said.
“We all believe we can build a pathway to the first team, which the club have been lacking in recent years,”
“One thing we absolutely don’t want is to see exciting youngsters rewarded with first team action as a token gesture - we want a senior call up to mean something more than that, and therefore we want to raise that benchmark
Club legend Jim Ward, who will oversee the U23’s in his Football Development role, will feedback to Nick Davis about the clubs most promising stars.
“I know that Paul Bowden-Brown’s goal is to be able to build a stable pathway between the Youth and the first team. He wants to bridge that gap so we can be proud of young and talented local players progressing in the senior team,” Jim Ward said.
“We won’t run before we can walk. Last season I spoke to Nick about some of our youngsters and then they were invited to first team training - some even made it into Nick’s matchday squad and got some minutes under their belt. That, for me, is the way forward.”