Meet The Team

Alex Meechan – Head Coach

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Meechan originally joined Avenue in March 2016, as the first team’s assistant manager, before a brief stint as first team manager at the Horsfall Stadium.

After the end of the season, he was appointed full-time by the club in order to head up the all-new Academy, which has now completed a successful first season.

Meechan, 37, had three spells with Forest Green Rovers during his footballing career, as well as spells with a number of other clubs including Dagenham & Redbridge, Halifax Town, Chester City, York City, Stalybridge Celtic, Worcester City and Colwyn Bay.

He had his first coaching opportunity with AFC Telford United from March 2013 and moved to Barrow shortly afterwards where he was also assistant to Edmondson.

Although Alex was born in Plymouth, his family hail from Bingley and have had links with both Bradford clubs over the years.

Mick Wood – Coach

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Danny East – Coach

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26-year-old East joined the club in June 2018 from neighbours Guiseley. Although primarily a full-back, East can operate in central midfield and has proved an asset in both positions throughout his career.

He came through the ranks at Hull City but was released after just two senior outings for the Tigers. The defender did, however, play regular first-team football during a loan spell with Northampton Town in 2012. Portsmouth moved to secure his services in 2013, he left Portsmouth at the end of the 2014/15 season after spending time on loan at Aldershot Town and sealed a move to Grimsby Town of the National League in June 2015. Following the move to the Mariners  he played a crucial role in helping the club gain promotion to League Two via the play-offs. Grimsby didn’t hand East a new deal after the Wembley win, but Guiseley swooped to tie him to a deal at Nethermoor in July 2016.

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.

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