Longwell Green Sports
Longwell Green sports have announced their new joint management team for the new season will be Martyn Grimshaw and Nigel Tripp together with a strong backroom setup.
Both are experienced former players who have played at a high level in the Southern League and above. Also both have been involved in football management and are well respected in local football.
New club community liaison officer Fraser Andrews said the club management committee were very pleased that they have two proper football people in charge of all football matters at The Shellards Road club especially at a time where there is so many developments happening at the club. We have three under 18s sides in place for the next season including a new Somerset flood lit under 18s side playing under lights. It would be good for these players to have these two managers at the helm.
They have also moved quickly to bring in Julian Harmer who works with Southampton FC as a Youth coach and he will join the team as a first team coach.
Following Tripp from his Wiltshire base will be Mike Jefferies who will complete this management quartet. He will be starting pre-season training at The Shellards Road on the 29th June at 7pm.
Longwell Greens vice chairman Brad Vickerman said we were all pleased to have this experienced pair at the club, Martyn has always had his heart at Longwell and will have links with players from the Bristol area and Nigel will give us a great connection with the players in the Bath and Wiltshire area.
The club has got many exiting projects happening off the pitch with the new 3G training pitch that’s being organised and funded by our junior section and with good connections with the local community centre in place. The club has been attracting a lot of interest in sponsorship.
There is a great buzz around the club already said Vickerman and the Grimshaw and Tripp combination will see us move forward I am confident of that.