Ammonds to step down at Presteigne at end of the season


Gavin Grosvenor

PRESTEIGNE St Andrews Football Club has begun the search for a new first team manager.

Tom Ammonds confirmed his intentions to step down from the role at the end of the current Spar Mid Wales League Two campaign due to growing work commitments.

Ammonds said: “I am becoming increasingly busy with Stitch Embroidery and so it has become difficult to give the manager’s job all the time it needs.”

Ammonds, a former player at Llanandras Park, will retain his long established association with his hometown club as vice chairman, committee member and fund raiser.

“I fully intend to maintain my role on the committee and think it would benefit the club in the long term if I focus more of my football club activities in this area,” added Ammonds.

Club chairman Andy Crowe said the committee had accepted the resignation with “great regret.”

Crowe said: “Tom is one of the leading members of the club’s committee and works hard to raise funds for the club. However we all have to earn a living and so it’s understandable Tom wants to focus on his business.”

“We are now on the look out for a new manager and we are keen to hear from anyone with the relevant experience who feels Presteigne St Andrews would offer them the right challenge.”

Meanwhile Dale Tomkins has confirmed his own intention to step down as reserve-team manager at the end of the campaign but the club has moved swiftly to confirm Mark Weiland and Alan Stocker as joint-managers for next season.

Crowe said: “Presteigne St Andrews Football Club would like to thank Dale Tomkins for his efforts with the reserves this season as the side is still in with a chance of a strong finish in the Mid Wales League (South).

Candidates for the first team managerial position are asked to contact Andy Crowe on 07854 408577.

See full story in the County Times

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