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Meechan originally joined Avenue in March 2016, as the first team’s assistant manager, before a brief stint as first team manager at the Horsfall Stadium.
After the end of the season, he was appointed full-time by the club in order to head up the all-new Academy, which has now completed a successful first season.
Meechan, 37, had three spells with Forest Green Rovers during his footballing career, as well as spells with a number of other clubs including Dagenham & Redbridge, Halifax Town, Chester City, York City, Stalybridge Celtic, Worcester City and Colwyn Bay.
He had his first coaching opportunity with AFC Telford United from March 2013 and moved to Barrow shortly afterwards where he was also assistant to Edmondson.
Although Alex was born in Plymouth, his family hail from Bingley and have had links with both Bradford clubs over the years.