SIMON King says he will be aiming for the club to grow following his appointment as the new head of Colchester United's Women's team.

The UEFA A Licence holder, who is a U's fan, has taken over from Luke Worley. who left the position at the end of last year.

King will be tasked with maintaining Colchester's fine form in Essex County Women’s Football League division two.

They sit proudly at the top of the table, after securing ten wins out of ten.

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King told the U's website: "I am delighted to be named the Head Coach of Colchester United Women’s Football Club.

"I look forward to meeting and working with the players and supporting the club to grow."

King has been an integral part of the Essex Regional Talent Centre programme for many years.


He has worked with a variety of age groups and more latterly, was the RTC Centre Director.

King is an FA tutor and a coach who will bring a wealth of experience.

He will continue to be supported by assistant head coach Milly Morgan and goalkeeping coach Carl Oliver, who were in caretaker charge throughout January.

CUWFC Chair Danielle Warnes said: "We are thrilled with the appointment of Simon King as our new Head Coach, a decision met with excitement and anticipation.

"Simon's extensive background in the women and girls' game showcases his commitment and expertise, which aligns with our aspirations to strive within the women’s pyramid.

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"We eagerly look forward to a successful and exciting journey under Simon's leadership.

"On behalf of the committee, I to would like to extend our gratitude to Milly and Carl for their outstanding dedication and commitment during their tenure in the caretaker roles."

King is set to take charge of his first game as Colchester United Women's team when they travel to play Romford on Sunday, 1.30pm kick-off.