WINDSOR, Col. – Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC goalkeeper coach Owain Fôn Williams has left his post and has been named the new goalkeeper coach of Fleetwood Town FC in the English Football League (EFL) League One.
The former Wales international goalkeeper made over 300 goal appearances for EFL League One and League Two sides Tranmere Rovers FC, Stockport County FC, Rochdale AFC and Bury FC during his 17 years in professional career. Fôn Williams also spent time in Scotland with Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, Dunfermline Athletic FC and Hamilton Academical FC while spending a season in the United States with Indy Eleven. Following his professional retirement in early 2022, the 35-year-old began his coaching career with Northern Colorado.
“It’s been an absolute honor, I can’t thank Éamon [Zayed] enough and kevin [Sawchak] for this opportunity,” said Fôn Williams. “I’m sad to leave, and my family is sad to leave. This was our home for a short period of time and I was sinking my teeth into it here. I cannot thank everyone who works for this organization and the boys enough.
Last season, Cod Army finished 20th in EFL League One in the team’s eighth consecutive year in League One.