New era at Leeds Ladies football club following appointment of chairman

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Leeds Ladies FC have announced a complete overhaul of their infrastructure and the appointment of a new committee in a bid to secure the future of the club.

The club have appointed their previous director of football and head of youth development Lee Townend as their new chairman, as well as putting together a six-person executive committee to work as a leadership team.

The decision came after an emergency general meeting was called to discuss the leadership and direction of the club before it became apparent a new structure was needed.

An official club statement said: "The main priority is to instil transparency across all areas. From financial to the club's ambitions, Leeds Ladies FC wants to be very open and honest in its approach and its leadership.

"The current leadership team have a very positive attitude towards the future of Leeds Ladies FC and is looking forward to helping the club realise it's potential."

First-team manager Lewis Atkinson will become director of football whilst maintaining his coaching duties as the club begins preparations for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.