Pennock leaves Swans Academy

27th November 2013
Swansea City has parted company with Head of Academy, Tony Pennock, by mutual consent.
Swansea-born Pennock joined the club in July 2008 as Director of Youth Football.
"After nearly six years at the club I feel the time is right for change and a new challenge,'' explained Pennock.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in charge of the Youth department and I believe the foundations are now in place for the club to continue making progress at all levels.
"We have made great strides over the last few years at Academy level and I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work and support. I'm sure it is only the beginning of an even brighter future for Swansea City."
The former Stockport, Wigan, Hereford, Yeovil, Newport and Welsh Premier goalkeeper relinquished a dual role as Wales Semi-Pro manager and Development Officer for Swansea Council and the FAW Trust to take up the post with the Swans.
"Tony has worked tirelessly for the betterment of Swansea City throughout his tenure as Head of Academy,'' explained Swans chairman Huw Jenkins
"The club's rapid rise to the Barclays Premier League has meant a great deal of change and development has also had to take place at Academy level to achieve Category Two status.
"Tony has met those challenges head on and played a major role in driving the Academy forward to build solid foundations for the club to remain successful for many years to come.
"His hard work and dedication should be applauded and everyone at the club wishes him well for the future."
Following Pennock's departure, the club is currently reviewing its Academy structure and will announce further details to supporters in due course.