Helston Athletic Football Club is pleased to confirm, that with immediate effect, Steve Massey will assume the position of Manager for the Club’s First Team.
Explaining his decision Massey said “Since taking an active role at Helston AFC, Stuart and I have been formulating a plan to ensure that the on field success at the Club mirrors the excellent progress it has made off it in becoming a focal point to the local community. We are committed to involving as much local talent as possible to achieve that goal. Having met with many players, managers and coaches over the past few weeks, we have been particularly impressed with Steve Jewel, Jamie Thomson and former Helston player Chris Strike. All three have expressed a strong desire to be part of the future of the Club. All have significant playing, coaching and managerial experience at various levels of the game. Stuart and I see a great opportunity to use our many years experience, in both professional and local football, to mentor and develop those who we believe have the ability and potential to be long time leaders at the Club. Steve and Chris will assume the role of First Team Assistant Managers, and Jamie will be the Head Coach. ”
Stuart Massey, General Manager of Football at Helston added “Steve and I have always wanted the opportunity, to develop, a strong football team in Cornwall that is focused on local talent. With the support of Chairman Paul Hendy and the Committee at Helston we believe this is our opportunity to do that. Everybody involved understands that this is not going to be something that will occur overnight and that it will take time, hard work and commitment to make this happen. We are keeping our expectations realistic and our goal for next season is to win enough points to qualify for the 18/19 FA Cup. Once we have achieved that we can focus on adding some silverware to the Club’s trophy cabinet.”
In addition to the First Team appointments, the Club is delighted to announce that Graham Blake has agreed to continue as Manager of the Club’s Reserve team who play in the Cornwall Combination League. He will be supported in that position by long standing Helston player Aaron Collick.
After five successful years as manager of the Clubs Third team, Robert Price has resigned his position in order that he can commit to other family weekend activities. The Club is currently looking for a replacement for the forthcoming season. The Third Team has traditionally been a stepping stone for players wanting to progress from the clubs youth to adult football, the Club is therefore looking for somebody with both adult and youth coaching experience who is able to continue the remarkable success the team has had under Rob’s leadership.
Anybody interested in the Third team Managers position, and any players wishing to represent Helston Athletic Football Club at any level in the 2017/18 season should contact:
Steve Massey Stuart Massey
Tel: 07977 466105 or Tel: 07530 210491
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