New Holbrook Sports manager announces backroom team

Holbrook Sports Manager Paul Romney has announced his backroom team for the season 2012/13.

Long-serving Vaughn Hallsworth has been appointed assistant player/manager and former professional footballer Paul Lemon as head coach.

Hallsworth has over 500 first team games and scored over 200 first team goals in a Holbrook Sports career that has already lasted 16 years to date.

Vaughn has a vast knowledge of the players and local scene and he was integral in the last two FA VAse campaigns where we got to the last 16 and last 32 in the last two seasons.

Lemon has played in over 100 games for Sunderland and 85 for Chesterfield in his professional career and is currently completing his coaching qualifications.

He made his debut in a 1-0 victory at Roker Park against Tottenham Hotspur and scored his first professional goal against Derby County at the Baseball Ground back in 1984.

Phill Alcock continues as first team goalkeeping coach. He has been at the club for four seasons ,originally starting in reserves team management with Paul Romney. Two seasons ago Phill was promoted to first team goalkeeping coach.

John Shepherd has been promoted to reserve team manager. John joined the club at the start of the year from South Normanton Athletic and quickly became an important part of the management team.

He has brought in some excellent young players to the club and has numerous contacts in the local football scene.

Paul Romneys said: “Vaughn Hallsworth and Paul Lemon are two guys that we have been chasing since my appointment two weeks ago. Vaughn has the respect of everyone in this club and is a great addition to the management staff.

“Vaughn’s excitement and enthusiasm is infectious and his commitment to the club has been unquestionable. Hopefully he will also still have a big impact as a player and chip in with his ten goals again.

“We knew we also needed a head coach and when Paul Lemon came available, we had to get him on board. Paul’s Professionalism and experience will be invaluable to the management and players alike and is looking forward to getting on the training ground with the players.

“His experiences of a being a professional footballer being coached by some of the best coaches in the country can only benefit the club.

“Add these two to the team with Phill, John and myself, and we have a real chance of moving this club forward. The youth policy is also taking shape with an u19 team (playing in the floodlit league), two u18 sides and an u16 added this is an exciting time for the club.

“We have now had alot of the players we have actively been chasing promising to come pre-season and we can only feel that we are moving forward as a club.”

Pre-season starts on June 20, and will then run every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday to the start of the season.