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Ex-Owl back

3 June 2013


Former Owls defender Steven Haslam has returned to Hillsborough in a coaching capacity with the academy.

The 33-year-old joins the set-up at Middlewood Road as Lead Coach for the Professional Development Phase (Under-18) squad.

Steven is a former first team player for Wednesday who began his long association with the club as a nine-year-old and progressed through the club’s academy ranks to senior level.


He captained England youth sides at various age levels and played in the 1999 World Youth Championships (Under-20) in Nigeria and is also a graduate of the FA National School of Excellence.

Steven made his Premier League debut for the Owls in May 1999 against Liverpool and went on to make 171 appearances for the club he supported as a boy.


He also played for Halifax, Northampton, Bury and Hartlepool, making over 400 appearances during a 16-year professional career before retiring in the summer of 2012.

Steven is now the academy’s Lead Coach for the Professional Development Phase (Under-18) squad, responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of the training/games programme.


In addition to his coaching qualifications, Haslam has achieved a First-Class honours degree in Business and Management and has successfully completed the LMA/PFA Certificate in Applied Management for Football.

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