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Warrington Town and the NPL Football Academy are delighted to announce that Keith Southern has been appointed as the new Warrington Town Academy manager.

Southern, 35 started his career at Everton where he was a team mate of his predecessor Nick Chadwick before moving to Blackpool in 2002 where he spent the next decade making 376 appearances as he helped the Tangerines rise from League One to the Premier League in 2010-2011, appearing 20 times in England’s top division.

Southern is no stranger to Warrington Town or the NPLFA as he assisted Chadwick several times last season including in the first ever Inter-League game where the management team of Chadwick and Southern lead our students to a 2-0 victory over Oldham Athletic.

An NPLFA spokesman added “We are extremely delighted with the appointment of Keith at Warrington Town FC. His qualifications, experience in the game and enthusiasm for youth football is fantastic and the Academy are sure to progress under his leadership from the hard work his friend and former colleague Nick Chadwick has created. To bring such quality of coaching personnel into our programme is a credit to the continuing development we are making.”

Toby Macormac, Chairman of Warrington Town added “The appointment of Keith is another coup for the club. We are dedicated to ensuring that our students get the best footballing development they can receive. He already has a relationship with our second year students and our new intakes as he assisted Nick at training and trials over the last year and we are really looking forward to the Academy progressing further.”

Southern states, “I would like to thank Toby and the NPLFA for this opportunity and I am really looking forward to working with both parties. It is such an interesting project that is is being recognised and growing and I am really looking forward to helping the students develop.”

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