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Biggs 'Immensely Proud' as He Becomes Walsall's New Academy Manager
 
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Biggs 'Immensely Proud' as He Becomes Walsall's New Academy Manager

4:41 pm Monday, 21 November 2016
Following the news that he had been appointed as Walsall's new Academy Manager, Graham Biggs has met with club journalists spoken of his delight as, after sixteen years with the club, he beings a new chapter as Academy boss.
Following the news that he had been appointed as Walsall's new Academy Manager, Graham Biggs has met with club journalists spoken of his delight as, after sixteen years with the club, he beings a new chapter as Academy boss.

Speaking via Saddlers.co.uk, Graham said; "I’m immensely proud to have been given this opportunity. I’ve been here for 16 years and have a deep affection for the club and the people who work tirelessly to make it a success.

"I’ve been privileged to have worked alongside three excellent academy managers (Mick Halsall, Dean Smith, Neil Woods) all of which I regard as friends and top coaches who have helped me develop my skills and management as a coach.

"This academy has been crucial in nurturing and developing young, talented players and promoting them through the system and into the first team. Some of them have since moved on to other clubs but their grounding and chance in the professional game is still very much rooted to Walsall Football Club.

"It’s something that we as a club pride ourselves on and it’s an aspect of our Academy system which I’ll look to continue and build up on. I’d personally like to thank the board for putting their faith in me to take on what is an important and valuable position at the club.

"I’d also like to thank the Manager, Jon Whitney and his first team staff for their support. We need to maintain a strong and close link between the Academy and Senior set up and our relationship will be vitally important going forward. Finally, I’d like to thank my wife Kim, and my two daughters, Natalia and Chloe, for their unwavering support.

"My overall ambition now is to continue the outstanding work which has gone before me and strive to increase the club’s existing reputation as one where young players can thrive, express themselves and ultimately forge a long and successful career in the professional game."

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