Player-Manager / Defender
Williamson first joined up to train with the Heed during the 2018/19 pre-season schedule before being offered a contract at the club soon after.
In January 2019, Williamson was named as an official player-coach as part of newly named manager Ben Clark’s coaching team and would take on the role of player-manager later that summer.
Williamson guided the club to a Vanarama National League North play-off semi-final in his first season in charge and had The Heed in 10th place during the ill-fated 2020/21 season, two points away from the play-off places.
He led Gateshead to the Vanarama National League North title in his third season as manager after being ranked as 20/1 outsiders in pre-season, ending the 2021/22 season with 94 points and having scored 99 goals, and he was ultimately named as the division’s Manager of the Season.