"It's an exciting journey and it's something that I'm glad I can be a part of again"
Ipswich Town Women have confirmed the return of Paige Shorten as first-team coach.
The 29-year-old rejoins Joe Sheehan's coaching staff after spending the past nine months working for the FA as talent technical coach for the Midlands and East region.
Paige initially joined the Club in October 2018 after previously holding roles at the Suffolk FA. She was appointed as assistant to Joe within Town's WSL [Women's Super League] academy setup before stepping up to first-team duties in February 2019.
Shorten went on to become a key figurehead within the women's programme and played a significant part in Town's recent success, both in the league and during the historic Women's FA Cup run of the 2019/20 season.
Paige also held a number of responsibilities behind the scenes including secretarial duties and latterly becoming centre manager of the Ipswich Town Girls Advanced Coaching Centre before her departure in October 2020.
After coming to the end of her time with the FA, Paige opted to return to Ipswich Town to once again work alongside Joe and assistant, Charlie Baxter, in a new role of first-team coach.
"When Joe called, it was something that I loved and from that point of view it was something I couldn't turn down," Paige told iFollow Ipswich.
"I think working with Joe, with Charlie, the media team, the medical team and all the players again; it's an exciting journey and it's something that I'm glad I can be a part of again."
Watch Paige's full interview on iFollow Ipswich this evening.