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Mousehole FC Welcome Jason Blunt From Leeds United






Jason Blunt has vowed to use the full weight of his footballing contacts, at Leeds United and beyond, in his new role as head of academy at non-league side Mousehole AFC.

Leeds Under-23s were led by Blunt throughout this season, but he is leaving his role at Elland Road in order to make the long journey down to Cornwall to set up the academy at Mousehole.

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Blunt is excited at the project he is taking on and is poised to use all his contacts in the game to develop top talents.

The departing Leeds Under-23s boss said in a statement released by Mousehole: “We are certainly breaking new ground here, and we mean business.

“I am excited by the challenge to make this new Academy the best in Cornwall and the South West”, Blunt continued.

“I’ll be working with my connections from Leeds United and other professional clubs throughout Europe, sports scientists and a range of other professional partners and resources to create a unique platform for our EPPP and Academy players to be the best players they can be.

“At the same time we’ll be creating a new way of developing a football club as both a resource for, and a benefit to, the community and the wider region”, he added.

Blunt represented Leeds at first team level, making four appearances for the club between 1995 and 1998.

He has been with Leeds’ academy for the last seven years and the Whites have now commenced the search for his replacement as Under-23 boss, heading towards next term.

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