Ben Garrity appointed SSFC Ladies head coach as Scott Curtis leaves

Ben Garrity appointed SSFC Ladies head coach as Scott Curtis leaves

Scott Curtis has left his position as South Shields FC Ladies head coach after six months in charge.

Curtis took on the role at a difficult moment in the 2020-21 season, just as games were resuming following the winter lockdown.

He had an immediate and positive impact, overseeing a real improvement which culminated in the terrific achievement of progression to the final of the Durham County Cup.

A professional, hard-working and approachable individual, Curtis was well-respected by everyone he encountered at the club.

We would like to thank him for his superb efforts and wish him the very best of luck in his life and future coaching positions.

Assistant coach Ben Garrity has stepped up to fill the head coach role.

Garrity got off to a flying start on Sunday as the team won 3-2 at Farsley Celtic in the North East Regional Women’s Football League.

We wish Ben all the very best following his appointment and he will be supported as much as possible to ensure his tenure is a success.

An interview with Ben will feature on the website later in the week, as well as in the matchday programme for Saturday’s men’s first-team fixture against Buxton.