Shervin Dill delighted to see Shaun Goater land role at former club City
Shervin Dill, the North Village Community Club president, has hailed former player and coach Shaun Goater on his appointment on the Manchester City Academy coaching staff.
Goater, who netted 103 goals in 211 appearances for City between 1998 and 2003, has joined the club’s academy coaching staff as part of an initiative geared towards increasing the number of Black, Asian and minority ethnic coaches working full time in professional football.
He will work across all the academy age groups, from the foundation phase up to the professional development phase, in a varied role that will provide a wide range of experience.
“On behalf of your North Village Community Club family, as president, please allow me to extend our most sincere congratulations to you and your family on your appointment to the coaching staff at Manchester City,” Dill said.
“NVCC is so grateful and honoured to have been a part of your development in Bermuda and your legacy in the United Kingdom.
“This great news adds to recent success stories of NVCC youth players Ajani Burchall at Aston Villa and Remy Coddington at West Ham.
“When we see these achievements it makes all the work that community clubs do in Bermuda worthwhile.
“We are so very proud of all of you and wish you all the best.”
Goater is delighted to once again put his former club on the world map in his new capacity.
“I’m always flying the NVCC flag,” he said. “So when I succeed, NVCC succeeds.”
The Uefa A licence-holder successfully applied for the job through the Premier League’s Coach Inclusion and Diversity Scheme.The CIDS aims to help coaches forge and maintain successful careers to enable the coaching landscape in England to become more representative of the diversity seen in football and British society.Successful applicants receive financial support throughout the programme, which also includes learning opportunities to further aid coaching development.Goater has been appointed after a rigorous, multi-stage recruitment process in which City worked in partnership with the Premier League to find a candidate whose values reflected the ethos of the club’s academy.
After a highly successful playing career, Goater launched his coaching career at childhood club North Village, where he won several trophies.
He has also worked with the forwards at Doncaster Rovers and Scottish club St Johnstone and was part of the under-18 staff at Macclesfield Town.
“Shaun, we wish you every success in your new role at Manchester City,” Dill added.
“Keep up the great work you’re doing for football.”