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NORWICH City are pleased to announce that Gregg Broughton has been appointed as the Club’s Academy Manager.

Broughton, who joined the Canaries in 2012 as the Academy''s Head of

Recruitment, steps up to the role after Ricky Martin was named Technical


Jerry Gill, previously Professional Development Coach, assumes the role

of Professional Development Phase Lead Coach, taking over responsibility

of the Club’s Under-18s from Neil Adams.

Gill will be assisted by Dmitri Halajko, who rejoins the Club as

Professional Development Coach after a short spell with the FA, while

Graeme Murty moves from Southampton as Youth Development Phase Lead

Coach, taking control of City’s Under-16s.

Chief Executive David McNally said: “We’re delighted to confirm the

promotion of Gregg Broughton to lead our Academy through the next

exciting and critical phase in its development.

“Gregg will be ably assisted by Jerry Gill, Dmitri Halajko and Graeme

Murty in their key roles and everyone at the Club looks forward to

working hard with them to ensure the Academy builds on the major strides

it has taken in recent years.”

Broughton held the position of Academy Manager during a six-year spell

at Luton Town prior to linking up with the Canaries and is looking

forward to the challenge.

“I feel incredibly privileged to be given the opportunity,” he said.

“We want to continue with the progress that has been made, and to keep

moving forward. I don’t think changes are needed, I just think we need

to keep progressing.

“We have a group of boys on the fringes of the first team now, but we

have to ensure that isn’t a one-off and that we have a consistent group

coming through over the next five to ten years. That’s the only thing

that matters and that’s ultimately what the Academy and I will be judged


Former Birmingham City full-back Gill, who moved the Club last summer

and took the temporary charge of the Under-21s towards the end of the

season, is delighted to take over the reins of the Canaries’ Under-18s

on a permanent basis.

“It’s something I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into,” he said.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my spell with the Under-21s and having the

responsibility of running the team, and that’s what I’m going to have in

my new role with the Under-18s.

“I’m excited to be working with the group, developing myself with them

too and moving along. I’m really thankful that I’ve been given this

opportunity by the club.”

The Club will make an announcement on Mark Robson’s replacement as Senior Professional Development Coach in due course.

2014-15 Norwich City Academy Staff

Academy Manager – Gregg Broughton

Head of Coaching - Paul Nevin

Senior Professional Development Coach - TBC

Professional Development Phase Lead Coach – Jerry Gill

Professional Development Coach – Dmitri Halajko

Youth Development Phase (15-16) Lead Coach – Graeme Murty

Youth Development Phase (13-14) Lead Coach & Support Staff for Education – Jimmy Unwin

Foundation Phase Lead Coach (9-12) - Matthew Wright

Lead Goalkeeping Coach – TBC

Operations Manager & Foundation (11-12) Coach – Ali Colman

Operations - James Bemment

Administrator - Lesley Williams

Head of Education – TBC

Head of Recruitment – TBC

Youth Development Officer - Colin Watts

Local Recruitment Officer – Scott Smith

Intern – Sam Gisborne

Head of Sports Science and Medicine - Ross Hollinworth

Lead Sports Scientist - Andrew Johnson

Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach - Dominic Walsh

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Jay Eastoe-Smith

Senior Physiotherapist - Damien Bowyer

Physiotherapist - Chris Hedges

Lead Match Analyst - Jason Todd

Match Analyst - David Read

Interns – Jake Griffin & Emily Hodson


Kit Assistant - Pete Dye


U16 – Graeme Murty & Darren Huckerby

U15 - Darren Huckerby & David Coyle

U14 – Jimmy Unwin & Adam Watkinson/John Revell

U13 – Greg Crane & Adam Watkinson/John Revell

U12 - Ali Colman & Matthew Wright

U11- Adrian Forbes & Darren Bloodworth

U10 – Dan Goffin & Chris Brazell

U9 – Matthew Wright & Ryan Elton

GK – Kai Algar

Read more at http://www.canaries.co.uk/news/article/20140714-academy-staff-changes-1758579.aspx#3imRHaWx5RGJMIEh.99

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I know Gregg from his time at luton town and my time at Stevenage FC.

A brilliant appointment has overseen some exciting talent at Luton

A good choice

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Could he step up again into Joe Royle''s old role? Whatever that was? We could then appoint Kevin the Saturday turnstile boy to be head of Player Recruitment.

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Bad news - Kevin text me earlier, Asda have come in 15p above minimum wage and it looks like he''s being secured as part of their shelf stacking team.

However, Dribbley Darren is apparently looking for work since they found him smuggling tic tacs out in to the skip round the back and picking them up later on his bmx. His contract officially terminated.

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Agreed. Good to see Huck''s there. Would be nice to see someone like Gossy involved

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