First Team – Staff

Mark Bower – Manager

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Mark, 36, was appointed Avenue manager in September 2016, and after an incredible turnaround which led to the club’s National League North safety, he was awarded with a new 18 month deal at the end of the 2016-17 season.

Bower had spent the last three years in charge at Avenue’s neighbours Guiseley, defeating all the odds to not only gain promotion to the National League, but also to avoid relegation from non-league’s top flight.

Born in Bradford, the former centre-back spent the vast majority of his playing days across the city at Valley Parade, making a total of 254 appearances for Bradford City over his 12 years at the club.

Danny Boshell – Assistant Manager / Player

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Danny was appointed player-assistant alongside Mark Bower upon his arrival at the club in September 2016.

The pair worked together at Guiseley in Bower’s previous managerial position, where Boshell also held the same role.

The 35-year-old midfielder made 186 league appearances over six years at Nethermoor, and was appointed assistant to Bower upon his appointment in 2013.

Prior to Guiseley, Boshell spent prolonged periods at Grimsby Town and Oldham Athletic, where he came through the ranks.

Tally Clayton – Physio

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Tally joined the club in summer 2016 as Physio for the First Team and Academy sides.

Having previously worked for Bury, Barrow and Ossett Town football clubs and  Normanton Knights in Rugby League she studied sport rehabilitation at the University of Bolton.

She has also completed placement work with Bolton Wanderers academy, Fiji and Wales international Rugby League sides, London Broncos, Wigan Warriors, Harrogate Town and Harrogate rugby club.

Ian Sewell – Kit Man

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Terry Dolan – Director Of Football

Yorkshire footballing legend Terry joined the Avenue board initially in November 2015, but was announced as Director of Football in June 2016.

As well as assisting First Team Manager Mark Bower with the first team management, Dolan has taken up the position as the club attempts to rebuild the whole football pyramid at the club.

Also an important aspect of Dolan’s role will be developing the community led academy, which the club fast-tracked to set up in the summer of 2016.

His appointment as director in 2015 came an incredible 47 years after he began his playing career, for Bradford Park Avenue.

Terry was team captain during his three seasons with the club, before moving on to play for Huddersfield Town (1971-76), Bradford City (1976-81) and Rochdale (1981-83). He then went on to take roles as a player coach at Thackley (1983-84) and Harrogate Town (1984-85).

Since then, he has had a number of senior roles on the management side of the game. He was manager of Bradford City from 1987 to 1989, then Rochdale (1989-91) and Hull City (1991-97) before becoming coach at Huddersfield Town (1997-2000) and manager at York City (2000-03). Most recently, he was manager of Guiseley AFC for the 2006-07 season.

Terry was a consultant and coach to the St Vincent and Grenadines national team as they progressed through qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup and Head of Recruitment in 2014-15 for Notts County FC in the Football League.

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