STUART Weston has been appointed first team manager of Charlton’s women’s team as part of a coaching restructure.

Weston led the Addicks’ reserves to the FA Women’s Premier League title last season, as well as Kent Cup final and League Cup semi-final appearances.

Taking over four games into the campaign, he finished the year with a 100 per cent winning record in the league from his nine games in charge games and now replaces caretaker manager Bill Long with the first team.

Weston said: “We had a good season with the reserves, but to be asked to be first team manager was a mix of surprise, shock, excitement and also gratitude for the belief shown in me.

“There are some amazing players in the side.

“As long as they believe in what they can do, and believe in their abilities, I see no reason why we can’t win the league and cups next year.

“I know every single one of them loves this club, they love to play football and it won’t take much for me to get them to give 100 per cent.”

Former Watford Ladies first team coach Lewis Spencer has replaced Weston as the Addicks’ reserve team manager.

Spencer has a wealth of coaching experience under his belt in both the men’s and women’s games, having coached the Watford Ladies first team and West Ham United Ladies reserves.

He started out with Leyton Orient’s boys’ academy and last season worked with Brentford FC under Uwe Rosler, coaching from the youth set up right up to the senior squad.

Spencer said: “Firstly I want to complement Stuart on what he has achieved, it’s a great achievement to put that run of games together.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge here.

“The infrastructure of this football club is absolutely fantastic.

“It’s always somewhere I’ve wanted to work at because it’s a fantastic football club.”

Follow us on Twitter @NewsShopperSprt