Bradford Park Avenue secure management team for 3 more years

Mark Bower (L) and Mike Boshell (R)

Before the UK COVID-19 lockdown was announced, the Horsfall club were rock bottom of National League North.

Bradford Park Avenue have secured management duo Mark Bower and Danny Boshell for 3 more years after they signed new deals.

In a statement the club says they want the "incredibly talented" coaches to bring "stability".

Bower says they'll be looking to secure a "long and sustainable future" both on and off the pitch.

The club issued the following the statement: 

We are delighted to be able to announce that the incredibly talented management duo of Mark Bower and Danny Boshell have agreed to commit to the club in the long term.

Fundamental to the new strategy for the club, was having great management of the first team, and the ability to nurture and develop young talent. Then blending these younger talents with more experienced and seasoned players. 

Mark and Danny have proven that when given the right kind of platform they are capable of producing exciting, competitive teams that are great to watch. The new 3 year deals will give them the time, confidence and stability to build something special here at the Horsfall.

Owner Gareth Roberts said: “I am really pleased that Mark and Danny have extended their contracts, we are lucky to have local lads with great coaching ability and whom understand and know the club.”

“After a tumultuous season we wanted to steady the ship and have some strong foundations to build on”

Mark Bower said: “I’m pleased to get this deal agreed. After what has been a difficult last 18 months, I’m positive that we now have a structure in place that can build a long and sustainable future both on and off the pitch.”

“The proposed ground developments are exciting and it feels like we are entering a new beginning with a real focus and professional approach behind the scenes.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and both Danny and I know we can count on the supporters to get behind us and help us through these uncertain times, in the knowledge that there is a solid plan and commitment in place to grow the club over the next few years.”

Bower’s assistant Danny Boshell added: “Both Mark and myself are really pleased to have got this sorted, it shows the commitment of the club long term and their trust in our ability.”

“It will allow us to further test those abilities at a club that is close to our hearts as two Bradford born lads growing up a stones through from the ground.

“It’s not going to be easy, but we up for the challenge in these new and testing times.”

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