Vikings expand their management team
3rd April, 2020
Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Goole AFC have expanded their management team with Mark Pitts joining the dugout team.
A club statement read: "Mark has been hugely successful winning pretty much everything with Carlton Athletic of the West Yorkshire League and will add even more experience to our management team.
"After Les Nelson, our first team manager, spoke to Mark about his ambitions it was clear he was the right man to bring in."
Nelson added: "He’s a top bloke and I’m excited he is now on board with us and can share our vision of where we want to take the club.
"He’s a proven winner and is keen to push on, so I wanted to give him the opportunity to do with us."
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New management duo unveiled at Vikings
23rd February, 2020
Les Nelson and Lutel James have been announced as the new joint managers of Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Goole AFC.
The Vikings unveiled their arrival on Sunday morning, revealing that they will be assisted by Simon Portrey, Sean Burton and Steve Gilmore, as the club looks to move up the table from their current spot in seventeenth.
Nelson and James replace Matty Bloor and Terry Barwick who stepped down from the role earlier in the week.
A club statement said: "The new management team are well known on the West Yorkshire football scene, having had success at their previous club Whitkirk Wanderers and have fantastic contacts within the game."
A fans forum will be held following Goole's home game with Liversedge on Saturday (29th) where supporters will be introduced to the new management team and be able to put forward any questions they have about the side.
Goole management team depart
20th February, 2020
Matty Bloor and Terry Barwick have resigned as the management team at Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Goole AFC.
The announcement was made by Bloor on social media, saying: "It is with regret that we are stepping down as joint managers of Goole AFC.
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our time as managers of the football club and we thank the volunteers and supporters of Goole AFC for making it a truly memorable time in charge.
"We have tried our very best to not only develop the playing side but to improve the overall ethos of the football club but unfortunately sometimes there are just too many hurdles to climb over.
"We had long discussions after Christmas and, although the circumstances had changed at the club drastically, we wanted to remain loyal and try and build on what we had created.
"Unfortunately, for both ourselves and Goole AFC this perhaps wasn’t the right decision but now we feel is the right time to step aside.
"Thanks for everything, great fans and great people."
A club spokesperson commented: "Matty and Terry will be remembered for saving us from relegation on 'Survival Saturday' last April and for giving us such a tremendous start to the current season.
"We would like to thank Matty and Terry for their fantastic efforts and we wish them both well for the future.
"A further statement will be announced in due course."
Goole AFC are currently sixteenth in the Premier Division and will be looking for their first league win of 2020 when they travel to Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday.