Cameron Mawer appointed Head of Academy
We're delighted to announce that Cameron Mawer has joined the club as our full time Head of Academy with immediate effect.
Cameron was a scholar and professional footballer at Watford FC for 10 years before being released at the age of 19, representing England at various youth levels and making his debut against Scotland in the Prestige Victory Shield. He went on to carve out a career in the National League winning the FA Trophy and losing in the 2005-06 National League play offs with Grays Athletic.
After retiring from full time football, Cameron played part time whilst taking on various coaching roles to build his experience. His first role was within the Academy at EFL side, Stevenage FC, before a period coaching in Kosovo with Arsenal.
Cameron was appointed Academy coach at Boreham Wood in 2012, and after a period of time he was appointed Reserve Team manager, Under 16 Manager, Under 18 Manager and Under 19 Manager. Over the next couple of years Cameron led those teams to huge success, becoming the first manager to beat a Football League side - Northampton Town - in the FA Youth Cup. His Under 16 side were narrowly beaten in the County Cup final, which stopped them from completing the treble. The season after his side were 8 minutes from being the first team in history to complete a National Cup treble, losing on penalties to Dartford.
The Boreham Wood first team coaching job came calling for Cameron and he was instrumental in helping the club defeat Blackpool in the FA Cup, making him part of the first Boreham Wood side ever to beat a Football League side in the competition. That season the club achieved their highest ever league finish to reach Wembley Stadium in the National League Play Off Final, narrowing losing 2-1 to Tranmere Rovers.
This success saw Cameron promoted to first team Assistant Manager while keeping his dual role as Academy Manager. The Academy continued to go from strength to strength winning National Cups every year and moving players into the professional game. As assistant to Luke Garrard they qualified for the National League play offs two years later, suffering a narrow defeat in the semi-finals against eventual winners Harrogate Town.
Cameron has a track record of successfully developing footballers who have gone on to play at all levels from the Championship to non league football aswell as securing scholarships to play in the USA. In his time within the Boreham Wood academy, over 20 players under Cameron's leadership made their first team debuts. His alumni who have progressed into the professional game include Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield Town), Ben Goodliffe (Wolverhampton Wanderers now at Sutton United), Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United), Ellis Brown (Hamilton Academicals), Ugonna Emenike (Sunderland).
We're excited to have someone of Cameron's calibre take responsibility for developing the next generation of Wealdstone players and look forward to much success over the coming years. Academy trials take place on Tuesday 5th April, 10.30am, at The Harefield Academy. To ensure your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org