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Billy Clarke

Under-18s Assistant Coach


Born in Cork, Ireland, Billy is a former professional striker who made over 450 career appearances.

Starting at Ipswich Town, Clarke had permanent spells at Blackpool, Crawley Town, Bradford City, Plymouth Argyle and Grimsby Town, while also representing Colchester United, Falkirk, Darlington, Northampton Town, Brentford and Sheffield United on loan.

Capped by Republic of Ireland at youth level, Clarke won promotion twice as a player, first from the Championship with Blackpool in 2010 and then from League Two with Crawley Town in 2012.

The former striker began coaching in his third and final playing spell with Bradford City within their respected Academy, before joining the Tigers as Under-18s Assistant Manager in October 2021.

Clarke will be looking to bring his previous experience and knowledge of the game to his first full-time coaching role as he accompanies Under-18s Manager John Anderson in the Professional Development League.