Speaking about her appointment on the Chesterfield website Rowson said “I believe that, with my experience, I can aid in aligning the philosophy and ambition of the club with a technical programme to promote holistic development throughout the full player pathway. My role is to mentor the coaching workforce and to implement the club philosophy throughout the club from first team to U11s.
“Ultimately, success will be judged on the positive connections that I can make with the coaches, players and their families that are involved in the club. If I can help engage all parties with the identity and ambition of the club via an aligned technical programme, coaching approach and development pathway, I will be pleased with the impact”
As well as managing Doncaster Rovers Belles and Watford Rowson has previously been the technical director of the British Virgin Islands Football Association as well as Doncaster Belles Regional Talent Club. Katie has also been the manager of the Great Britain and England Universities women’s football teams.
Chesterfield Women’s general manager Gabrielle Salomon added “We’re all delighted that Katie will be joining us. When you look at her experience and the knowledge she will bring to the club, it’s so exciting to think what we could achieve.
“The women’s team is going through a period of rapid growth, both on the pitch and off it. To add Katie to the team really does show the direction we are heading in as a club and I can’t wait to start working with her”.