We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michal Pujdak as the Academy’s new Youth Development Phase Lead Coach. Michal joins the club from Hull City Tigers having previously held the position of Youth Development Phase Coach. Michal will oversee both the coaching and games programme for the Academy’s under 12’s – under 16’s players.
Academy manager Neil Woods commented: “Michal will no doubt be a valuable addition to the academy team.
"Having worked for a number of years at Hull City, Michal has an excellent understanding of the qualities required and the level of player we are trying to develop here”.
Additional to his time at Hull City, Pujdak has gained a range of experience having held positions with The Football Association, Manchester United Soccer Schools and most recently having worked alongside former Hull City Tigers Manager Nick Barmby as Head Coach at Wyke College. Pujdak has recently undertaken the UEFA ‘A’ License course and is currently studying a Business Honours Degree in Sport Management.
Pujdak told gtfc.co.uk: “I am delighted to join the academy team and look forward to the new challenge. I am excited to work with Neil Woods, Adam Smith and the rest of the team I have still to meet. I can't wait to help more and more players progress to the youth team and then first team. I have a very good feeling about this football club and hoping to make a positive contribution “.
Pujdak will begin the role with immediate affect