It’s all change as Stringers plan for success

Hailsham Town FC management for the 2013-2014 season. June 10th 2013. Rear L to R: Joint 1st Team Manager Andy Goodchild, Chairman Peter Coleman, Sponsor Joe MacDonald Hailsham Branch of PTS, John Nuttall Commercial Manager. front L to R: Paul Hawkins Under 17 Youth Team Manager, Anthony Harvey Reserve Team Manager, Howard Stevens Joint 1st Team Manager.

Hailsham Town FC management for the 2013-2014 season. June 10th 2013. Rear L to R: Joint 1st Team Manager Andy Goodchild, Chairman Peter Coleman, Sponsor Joe MacDonald Hailsham Branch of PTS, John Nuttall Commercial Manager. front L to R: Paul Hawkins Under 17 Youth Team Manager, Anthony Harvey Reserve Team Manager, Howard Stevens Joint 1st Team Manager.

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It’s all change at Hailsham Town as chairman Peter Coleman prepares for a new chapter in the club’s history.

Out is long-serving manager Kenny McCreadie and in comes a whole new management team that the chairman feels will bring success on the field and create an improved community spirit off it.

Andy Goodchild has been drafted in as joint first team manager alongside Howard Stevens.

Anthony Harvey will be in charge of the reserves and the newly-formed under-17 youth side will be run by Grant Levi and Paul Hawkins.

The chairman has also secured new financial investment as Plumbing Trade Supplies of Hailsham agreed to be the new sponsors for the forthcoming 2013-2014 season.

Coleman said, “We feel we are getting things in place to secure the future of this club.

“We need a solid platform to build on and work from the bottom upwards. I do not want to dwell too much on the past but I felt that was not sustainable.

“This is a new opportunity for us. It has given the club a lift and freshened things up - I feel that was needed.

“We are trying to create a pathway within the club where the youngsters can stay within our set-up and they can see a way into the first team.

“We want to keep hold of the better players and create an environment where they can improve and progress.

“Hopefully by doing this we can improve the community spirit within the club, which in turn may help us on the pitch.”

The club’s AGM is Wednesday, June 19 (8pm) at The Beaconsfield. All supporters are welcome.