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Karleigh Osborne takes over as Brentford Women's FC Head Coach

Former defender returns to work with Bees

3 July 2018

Karleigh Osborne has been appointed Brentford Women's FC Head Coach ahead of the new Greater London Women's Football League campaign which kicks off next month.

The 30-year-old, who worked with the Brentford Women's First-Team during the 2015-16 season, returns after leaving Sky Bet League Two side Grimsby Town in May. He joins Development Team managers Nathan Mobey and Justin Ali in the coaching team as The Bees prepare for the upcoming campaign.

As a player, Karleigh came through the ranks at Griffin Park, going on to make 175 appearances for The Bees over eight seasons, picking up a League Two Championship winner's medal along the way.

Following spells with Millwall and Bristol City, Karleigh began coaching Brentford's women's side while on loan at AFC Wimbledon during the 2015-16 season. Moves to Plymouth Argyle, Kilmarnock, and Grimsby took him out of the capital but he now returns to The Bees in preparation for the new campaign.

A mid-table finish last term means the First Team will play in Division One while the Development Team face a new challenge in Division Two North following their second-placed finish and promotion in May.

If you are aged between 16 and 35 then Brentford Women's FC would like to invite you to trials this summer. Whether you want to change clubs, take up the game or start up again, Brentford Women's FC could be for you.

The trials will be held between 8.30pm and 10pm at Swift Road Outdoor Sports Centre, Swift Road, Southall, UB2 4RP on the following days:

4. 11, 18, 25 July
1, 8 August

Trials will be held on a 3G outdoor pitch so please wear suitable sports clothing, trainers or astroturf trainers. Please also bring fluids and shin guards. To register, email Amy Crook on

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