New Management Team
Following the disappointing decisions of Steve Dormer and Andy Hunt to resign their positions, Fleet Town F.C. have moved swiftly to appoint a new management team for next season.
Simon Haughney and Martin Grey have been announced as the new joint managers of the Calthorpe Park based Club.
Simon Haughney is a very experienced UEFA B Licenced coach. He has run his own Football coaching Company called ‘On-Side’ for the last 18 years. He has also coached in the USA and formerly played Youth Team football for Crystal Palace and Senior Football for Southall and Chertsey Town.
For the last 2 seasons Simon has managed Walton and Hersham achieving top 5 positions each time.
Martin Grey is also well experienced in Management and has a deep love of football. Amongst the clubs he has either coached or played for are Hounslow, Southall, Egham Town and Walton & Hersham. He also runs a successful Financial Services Company based in Twickenham.
Their assistant Manager will be Paul Thomas another UEFA B Licenced coach with a wealth of experience in Non-League football.
Speaking after their appointment Simon Haughney said ‘Martin and I are both very excited at taking on this challenge in the newly created Bostik League South Central Division. Looking at the make up of the League we can see that it has some big clubs in it and many that we are very familiar with. We know that it will be tough but are confident we can attain at least a mid-table position. It is our intention to build on what Steve and Andy did last season by retaining the best players and adding several new highly talented ones to really improve the squad.
Pictured (L to R) Paul Thomas, Martin Grey, Simon Haughney
Fleet Town Chairman Alec Grant said that he wanted to thank both Steve Dormer and Andy Hunt for the great job that they did last Season for the Club and although disappointed with their decisions it was right to move on quickly.
Alec is delighted that they had been able to appoint this new Management Team in whom he is very confident that they can continue the progress of the club. He is particularly pleased that both Simon and Martin are very keen on the coaching and development of players. This together with their wish to embrace the whole Club right down to the youngest Colts sides make them a very attractive partnership.