ETHAN Boylan has taken over the managerial reins at Bangor Ladies FC. Boylan, a current Bangor player, holds a UEFA B licence and was part of both the Seasiders’ Intermediate Cup winning side in 2013/14 and Ballymena Provincial League championship side in 2018/19.

Commenting on the appointment, Boylan said: “I’m delighted and honoured to get the job at Bangor and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead. “I will be building the team over the next few months with the aim of bringing success and growth to the women’s game at Clandeboye Park. These are exciting times and I believe we have a great opportunity to build something special at Bangor Ladies. I would like to thank the board for this opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting started.” Bangor FC Head of Women’s Football Michelle Crawford added: “Ethan is a perfect fit for Bangor Ladies as he knows what it takes to be a success at this club. “I want him to now pass on his knowledge and experience to the players and help the team progress to the next level. As a player at the club and a supporter, Ethan understands the Bangor way and is passionate about developing young players. “We are excited about his appointment and believe he will help us continue the progress we have made in recent years.” Boylan replaces Mark Duff who recently stepped down as manager.

Crawford concluded: “The board and I would also like to thank Mark Duff for his hard work and commitment at Bangor. He has played a key role in the ongoing development of the women’s team and we wish him well for the future.”