Lee Waddington joined the Clarets’ coaching staff in February, 2013 to work with the Pre Academy aged players at Turf Moor. He then took over as the Foundation Phase Lead Coach in July, 2013 with responsibility for the 5 to 11 year old players.
Lee arrived at Turf Moor with an impressive background in youth development, having worked at several Premier League Clubs, such as Manchester United, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers in different coaching roles, helping those clubs develop their young professionals.
Waddington’s association with the club does go back several years and has seen several young prospects from this period start to reach the full-time ranks, such as Steve Hewitt, Jamie Frost and Jamal Crawford.
Waddington is now looking forward to helping the club nurture and develop the next generation of 1st team players.