Merged club seeks new manager

Hereford Times: Leominster Town Football Club have merged with Leominster Minors FC.
back from left, Sophie Price, Chloe Davies & Sharon Fellows (Club Secretary), front, Meg Briggs & Lucas Jones (7384778) Leominster Town Football Club have merged with Leominster Minors FC. back from left, Sophie Price, Chloe Davies & Sharon Fellows (Club Secretary), front, Meg Briggs & Lucas Jones (7384778)

THE county’s newest football club wants a manager to match its ambitions.

At face value Leominster Town is all too familiar to the county’s football scene.

But now there’s a bigger picture

The senior side that runs out at the start of next season sporting a new badge and kit will be part of an all through club - from 5 to when you finish - formed by the merger of Leominster Town with Leominster Minors.

Active talks over the merger – creating a club with well over 200 players of all ages – went on behind the scenes for much of last season, with the idea itself having been kicked around over the past 10 years.

Now talk has turned to who could be the boss setting an example with the senior side, either someone well established in local football looking for a challenge as fresh as the club or a current “second in command” looking to step up.

There’s also an appeal to Leominster exiles playing elsewhere to come home and help build the club, which can already boast one of the best playing surfaces in the county at its Briarwood ground by Leominster’s Bridge Street sports centre.

Reaching out to its community roots, the club has drawn up sponsorship packages and is aiming for its own clubhouse and changing rooms.

A single club committee is chaired by Leominster football “lifer” Ashley Morgan with stalwarts of both clubs including Bill Bloxsome of Town and Sharon Fellowes of Minors.

Ashley Morgan, who has played and managed for both Minors and Town, says the new merged structure will be good for Leominster football.

"As a youngster I loved playing for Minors and it was a natural progression to later play senior football for the Town. Bringing the clubs together makes sense and it gives us the chance to build long term plans,” he said.

Would be managers for Leominster Town’s proposed senior first and second teams can contact Sharon, as club secretary, on 07866 491147.

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