Barry Town Utd are delighted to confirm the appointment of Stevie McCarthy-Campbell as the new First Team Manager of our Women’s Team. In addition, McCarthy-Campbell will also be bringing his assistant, Tony Barnett to the club having worked together for the past 3 years who will join up with the existing coaching staff.
Both of the new appointments have a strong affinity with the club, having previously worked within the Barry Town Utd Academy programme.
McCarthy-Campbell, who holds the UEFA/FAW A Licence, is an experienced manager and coach having worked at professional clubs in both England & Wales including Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Solihull. Barnett is also an experienced coach with sound knowledge within the Women & Girls game having coached within development centres across South Wales.
On arriving at Jenner Park, McCarthy-Campbell said, “After conversations with both Leon Ford (Chairman) and Luke Williams (General Manager), and hearing about the exciting project going on at the club, I was keen to come aboard and take the opportunity to be managing at the highest level in the female game, as well as being back at my home town club.”
“This will be a new challenge for me working in the Genero Adran Premier, and I am looking forward to meeting the squad in the coming weeks and getting started with pre-season in July. Barry Town Utd is a fantastic club, and I look forward to working with the players and staff as we aim to make significant progress this season. In addition, I will also be continuing my role at First Team Manager at Llantwit Major in the JD Cymru South alongside this new and exciting role.”
On his arrival, Assistant Manager Barnett also commented, “I’m delighted to have been offered the role as Assistant Manager for Barry Town United’s Women’s First Team. As a Barry boy, this Club means a lot to me, having watched from the terraces as a young lad, to later, becoming an Academy Coach.”
“I have experience within the female game over the last 8 years in development roles and I’m now grateful to have been entrusted with a chance to test myself at senior level.”
“Stevie and I have worked closely together for several years, and I’m convinced we can assist the players in progressing further. I’d like to thank Leon and Luke especially for showing their faith in me and I’m really looking forward to working with the players and to the challenge ahead.”
On the new appointment, Women’s Chairman Leon Ford added “We are delighted to welcome back both Stevie and Tony to the club. Both are local people, with a fantastic reputation and a proven track record of success. They will bring professionalism, structure and dedication to the role which will serve us well ahead of the 2023-24 season in the Genero Adran Premier.”
“The 2022-23 was a difficult campaign for the club with several managerial changes taking place, but we are pleased to bring such experience to our Women’s setup with a view to long term stability as we look to make significant progress this season both on and off the pitch.”
The club has already announced a trio of new signings with the arrivals of Chloe Tiley, India Shanahan and Emily Freeman with several more additions to be announced as the Linnets look to hit the ground running when pre-season commences in early July.
We would also like to express our thanks to Dafydd Williams who stepped in on an interim basis for the final two game of the 2022-23 season and wish him all the best for his season with our men's team as Assistant Manager in the JD Cymru Premier.