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Armthorpe start search for new boss

25th October, 2020

Armthorpe Welfare are now welcoming applications for the position of first team manager following the resignation of Mike Carmody and his assistant Alan Jackson in midweek.

The Marra Falcons Stadium side released the following job advertisement on Saturday night:

Our first team plays at Step 6 of the FA National League System in Toolstation NCEL Division One, whilst also competing in the FA Vase.

We are a community club having recently added an under 18’s team for this current season along with our adult development team which is now in its second season.

We have aspirations to grow the club further as a community club and the new first team manager will be expected to work with the development and under 18’s management with player progression wherever possible.

The new manager will have the short term target of stabilising our position in the league and improving results this season, with a longer term aim of a return to the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division and qualification for the FA Cup.

To do this, the manager will be allowed to recruit their own assistant/coaching staff as they see fit, and will be expected to work with the current playing squad (with allowance to recruit further players where needed) and work within the current travelling expenses budget. More detail will be discussed with those candidates invited for interview.

We are inviting applications from potential candidates who have the following:

* Step 6 or above management experience (ESSENTIAL)

* FA Coaching Badge Level 2 or above (DESIRABLE)

* Further FA Qualifications (Coaching/Fitness/Safeguarding/DBS/First Aid etc.) (DESIRABLE)

* Good working knowledge of the NCEL (DESIRABLE)

* Knowledge of local football and player contacts (DESIRABLE)

To apply, please send a written expression of interest (no more than 500 words) to armthorpe.welfare@hotmail.co.uk explaining your reason for applying and what you can offer, together with a Football CV detailing your previous playing and management experience, relevant work experience that demonstrates appropriate inter-personal skills, relevant footballing qualifications and at least two references from previous clubs.

The deadline for applications will be Saturday 31st October, 2020, at 5pm. Candidates selected for interview will be notified by email by Saturday 7th November, 2020.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, individual feedback for unsuccessful applicants cannot be provided.

(Story Source: Armthorpe Welfare)

Carmody and Jackson leave Welfare

22nd October, 2020

Following Wednesday night’s heavy defeat at Parkgate, manager Mike Carmody and his assistant Alan Jackson both resigned from their positions at Armthorpe Welfare.

The 6-1 loss sees Welfare drop into the bottom three of the early Toolstation NCEL Division One table with four points from their opening seven games.

A club statement read: "With early season results not being as hoped for, the pair decided they have taken the club as far as they can and that a change is best for all concerned.

"The committee at Armthorpe Welfare wish to place on record our thanks to both Mike and Alan for all their hard work during their tenure, with both also doing unseen work helping to improve the club behind the scenes. We also wish them both all the very best in the future.

"Mike took over as manager in September 2016 and had been in charge for 164 matches, whilst Alan initially joined as a player just over a year later and joined the management team in August 2018.

"Armthorpe Welfare will now begin the search for a new manager with more details being available in a separate news item which will be published later.

"In the meantime, chairman Steve Baskerville and senior players Reece Lucas and Adam Lee will look after team affairs."

New chairman at Armthorpe

9th August, 2020

Armthorpe Welfare have a new chairman in place following Lee Carmody's decision to step down recently after three-and-a-half years in the role.

The Toolstation NCEL Division One club has acted swiftly to fill the position by appointing Steve Baskerville as the new man at its helm.

Steve has a very good knowledge of non-league football having successfully played, coached and managed at various clubs for thirty years.

Following his appointment, Steve said: "I was sad to see Lee resign as chairman as he has done a cracking job while at the club.

"I thought long and hard after being approached to take over but I have picked up such a good vibe and community feel about the club since watching my sons play both home and away that it made my decision for me."

He added: "After discussions with the committee, it was clear that we all want to move the club forward, not only on the footballing side but also into the community as well.

"It is the community that we want to involve more to build the club up as a whole in the next few years."

A club statement said: "Steve, the club's management committee, the playing staff and all at the club wish to thank Lee Carmody for the tremendous work he has put into the club during his time at the helm.

"We are sure it won't be the last we see of him at the Marra Falcons Stadium."