Tom Curtis joins the clubBristol Rovers have appointed Tom Curtis as the new Director of the Bristol Rovers Academy.
Tom, 39, will be responsible for the youth system right through from the U8s and to the U18s.
The role is a mixture of administration and coaching, and Tom will be working closely with all the other Academy staff and coaches.
The former midfielder gave up his role as Technical Director and Head Coach of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association to take the position at Rovers.
Tom was appointed as the Head Coach of Loughborough University Football Team in 2007, leading the team to various trophies in his four years in the role.
In April 2008, he was appointed as the assistant coach to the English Universities squad for the 2008–09 season.
In March 2011 he took up the role in Antigua, which involved managing Antigua's sole professional team, Antigua Barracuda, in their first season in the United Soccer Leagues Professional Division.
During his footballing career he played for several Football League clubs, including a seven-year spell at Chesterfield, where he played more than 250 games.
His other clubs include Mansfield Town, Chester City, Notts County and Portsmouth.
Former Head of Youth Ken Oram left the club in the summer to take up a position at the Football League.
An interview with Tom will follow later today.