The New Saints Chief Operating Officer Ian Williams has once again been selected to be part of the ECA (European Club Association) Youth Working Group for the 2015-17 cycle.
Chaired by former Manchester United goalkeeping legend and Marketing Director at AFC Ajax Edwin van der Sar, the group meet on a number of occasions during the year and discuss topics of interest relating to Youth matters. Other clubs represented on the group include Everton, Inter Milan, Benfica and RSC Anderlect.
Forthcoming events include a two day conference at Manchester City in November in conjunction with the EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues) and a working group meeting at Lech Poznań in Poland in December.
‘I’m delighted to be selected to sit on the ECA Youth Working group for a second term’, commented Williams. ‘The experience I’ve gained from being involved in the group which looks at all aspects of Youth Development throughout Europe over the past few years has been well worthwhile and hopefully I can use that experience to benefit the domestic youth structure In Wales’ he added.