Bees Head Coach Lee Burch has been awarded the FA Women’s Championship Manager of The Month award for January!
Burch’s side have made an unbeaten start to league action in 2020 after recording an impressive 2-0 victory on the road at London City Lionesses, before backing that up with a solid point at The Dripping Pan against Lewes.
The month finished with an impressive performance in a narrow 1-0 FA Cup defeat to WSL side Everton. The end of January sees the Bees sit 5th in the league and well on course to have their most successful season in the Club’s history.
This is the second time that Burch has won the award so far this season after he picked up the award back in Septemeber becoming the first Bees manager ever to claim the award.
General Manager Ricky Bartlett said “I am absolutely delighted to see Lee recognised with another Manager of The Month award, he thoroughly deserves the recognition after a largely successful month. The team went and beat a professional outfit at the start of the month, before backing it up with a good point against Lewes.
“I want to congratulate Lee, the rest of the staff and the players for their hard work so far this season. We are on course to have a really successful campaign, as everyone strives to continue to grow London Bees”
Lee Burch said “It’s obviously nice to get recognised by people outside of the Club and everyone to understand what we’re trying to do here. We had a tough period just before, so it was really important we started 2020 well.
It’s not just about me, it’s a staff award. From Sian my assistant manager, I was ill just after Christmas and she picked up quite a bit of slack. Craig my goalkeeper coach has done wonders with Sarah (Quantrill), as well as the physio’s getting everyone back. It has been a real staff effort and I’m really pleased with everyone behind the scenes.”
Everyone at London Bees would like to congratulate Lee on his achievements so far this season and for being named the Manager of The Month!