Isaac Berry Announcement
Briton Ferry Llansawel Ladies wish to announce that first team manager Isaac Berry has stood down as manager of our first team. He has been offered a full-time role at Colchester United FC and although the club are extremely disappointed to lose him, we recognise that this is a massive opportunity for him which he couldn’t turn down and wish him all the best for the future.
Isaac led the team in a difficult period and took up his role in October 2020 after the team made a poor start to the season and led them to a mid-table finish in the premier league. Unfortunately, the team was relegated for off the field matters following a restructure of the women’s game in Wales by the FAW but he has overseen an impressive season this year with the team just narrowly missing out on promotion back to the premier league.
When asked about his decision to stand down, Isaac said:
I have taken the difficult decision to resign as Briton Ferry Womens Manager. This isn’t a decision that was taken lightly. I have worked with the committee in recent weeks to prepare the club for the future. Circumstances and a career opportunity has come up for myself that I simply could not turn down. It’s with a heavy heart that I leave the club, however I leave the club I believe in a better place than where I found it. This should be the aim of any manager going into a club.
Since the day I walked in the door I have work tirelessly to develop players, staff and the women’s side of the football club. This could not have been achieved without great staff, and a fantastic chairman and vice chairman who have supported me all the way. I know that this team will only move forward.
Myself and Rhys have laid foundations that will last for the future.
This football club has given me an opportunity that I will never forget. From the tea lady’s, the academy, the men’s, and the women you won’t find a better collective group of people to support each other. I thank you all for the last two years.
Every player who has played for myself and Rhys thank you. Your commitment will be never be overlooked. To have got off the bottom of the table last season and towards a mid table finish was outstanding. Then this season to finish second with the best defensive reflects the work we all put in. I am only sorry to everyone who supports and the club I couldn’t get us over the line as this would have meant the world to everyone.
Best wishes for the future. I will always be a RED.
The club’s General Manager for Women’s & Girl’s football Ross Norgrove had the following to say in relation to Isaac’s time at the club:
From day 1, Isaac has been extremely impressive in the way he has conducted himself and his work ethic has been second to none. He has brought a professionalism to the club and the way we conduct ourselves both on training days and at matches. He will be a huge loss to the club, but I believe he has set the foundations for a bright future and put the team in a good place to progress further in line with our goals.
I personally would like to thank him for all of the work he has done both with the players and staff and wish him all the best in his new role which is clearly a great opportunity for him.
The club will announce the new management structure in the near future