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Danville takes permanent charge of Hemsworth

10th January, 2020

Hemsworth Miners Welfare have announced that Luke Danville has been handed the role of first team manager on a permanent basis.

Along with Steven Jeff, Danville had taken over temporarily following the departure of Wayne Benn in November.

Three wins and three draws in their seven games in charge has seen the Wells move to within just points difference of top spot in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division.

A statement from the club said: "Danville has been instrumental in keeping the group together since Wayne left us and we look forward to seeing where the journey can take us."

Danville will take sole charge with immediate effect with Andy Hart becoming his assistant and Jeff taking on a coaching role.

Hemsworth say they were "overwhelmed by the volume and quality of applications received for the position", thanking everyone who showed an interest and adding that their decision came at the end of a "long thought process and analysis".

The news will come as a boost ahead of what is a potentially vital league encounter on Saturday when they welcome Staveley Miners Welfare to the Springfield Training MDC Stadium in a top-three clash.

Hemsworth extend search for new boss

5th December, 2019

Hemsworth Miners Welfare have announced that they will be taking further time in their search for a new boss following the departure of Wayne Benn last month.

Steven Jeff and Luke Danville, who took over managerial duties on a temporary basis just over a fortnight ago, are now expected to be in charge until the New Year.

A statement released by the club on Thursday morning said: "Due to the number of applications we have received and a few internal processes taking longer than expected, we are extending the applications for first team manager to Sunday 15th December, 2019.

"Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of this date and we hope the permanent manager of Hemsworth Miners Welfare FC will be announced for the start of 2020.

"Thank you for your co-operation and patience."

It will be a crucial decision for the promotion-chasing Wells who sit second in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division, four points behind leaders Penistone Church with two games in hand.

(Story Source: Hemsworth Miners Welfare)

Hemsworth manager steps down

19th November, 2019

Hemsworth Miners Welfare have announced that they have received and accepted the resignation of their first team manager, Wayne Benn.

The news comes as a surprise with Hemsworth currently pushing for promotion in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division and it is the second departure from the club this month after club chairman Richard Norman stepped down last week.

Benn's assistant Andy Hayward is also leaving but Andy Hart will remain as first team coach.

A club statement revealed that the resignation took place on Monday and they paid tribute to their departing boss, saying: "Benn, who was in his second spell as manager of the club, has been fundamental in the development of the side and will always be held in high regard following promotion to the NCEL Premier Division in 2016 and the improvement season-on-season since promotion.

"We would like to place on record our thanks to Wayne and his team for their commitment and contribution to the football club during their time with us.

"Benn and Hayward leave the club sat in third position in the league and well-placed to push for one of the three promotion places available.

"This is the second significant resignation the club has been faced with within the last two weeks.

"However, we would like to reiterate to our supporters that this does not change the vision of the club and we are committed to continue what we have started which is to finish as high as possible within the league this season with a promotion spot still the overall target for the season.

"Following the resignation of the club chairman last week, we had already planned to meet with supporters at 1:30pm on Saturday 23rd November in the ground floor of the Mark Crapper Suite to update everyone on the chairman situation.

"Unfortunately, we will also have to update on the manager's position at the same time.

"In the immediate future, Steven Jeff and Luke Danville will take over the management side of the first team with Andy Hart and we hope we can, as always, count on the full support of our loyal supporters at this time.

"A further announcement regarding the role will be made in due course."

(Story Source: Hemsworth Miners Welfare)

Norman steps down as Hemsworth chairman

13th November, 2019

Hemsworth Miners Welfare have announced that they have "reluctantly accepted" the resignation of club chairman Richard Norman.

A statement by the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side on social media said that it was with immediate effect, adding: "We would like to thank Richard for the commitment and input to the club over the past couple of seasons and, in particular, the role he has played with the club extension and links with the Wells Academy and Wakefield Trinity Ladies.

"I am sure you will all agree that he will leave a legacy at the club.

"We are now actively seeking a new chairperson at the club. The club is an exciting place to be at the moment, both on and off the pitch, and represents a real opportunity for someone to push the club to the next stage of the football pyramid.

"In the immediate future, the club will operate under a committee of volunteers with no interim chairperson appointed.

"The resignation of the chairman does not have an impact on the playing side of the club where we continue to push to finish as high as possible within the league this season with a promotion spot still the overall target for the season.

"Anyone interested, please get in touch with us for further information."

(Story Source: Hemsworth Miners Welfare)


NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
1 Staveley MW 26 55 33
2 Liversedge 24 53 38
3 Yorkshire Amateur 26 53 33
4 Penistone Church 28 53 26
5 Bridlington Town 25 48 19
6 Hemsworth MW 28 45 11
7 Maltby Main 28 43 -2
8 Garforth Town 28 41 -4
9 Grimsby Borough 26 40 6
10 Silsden AFC 28 37 -5
11 Barton Town 27 36 0
12 Eccleshill United 25 35 2
13 Knaresborough 25 32 3
14 Thackley 26 32 -5
15 Handsworth 23 30 -16
16 AFC Mansfield 26 28 -10
17 Goole AFC 28 25 -21
18 Bottesford Town 27 23 -28
19 Albion Sports 25 22 -16
20 Athersley Rec 27 12 -64
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
1 Winterton Rangers 27 59 24
2 Skegness Town 26 58 39
3 Selby Town 25 56 46
4 North Ferriby 26 52 28
5 Campion 24 48 30
6 Retford FC 28 44 6
7 Glasshoughton Welf 26 43 11
8 Hallam 23 37 11
9 Swallownest 25 37 1
10 Nostell MW 25 35 13
11 Dronfield Town 25 35 7
12 Armthorpe Welfare 28 34 -8
13 Parkgate 25 34 -16
14 Rossington Main 26 31 -6
15 Brigg Town 30 30 -19
16 Ollerton Town 26 28 2
17 Hall Road Rangers 24 28 -8
18 Worsbrough Bridge 24 23 -10
19 Harrogate Railway Ath 25 16 -35
20 FC Humber United 26 1 -116

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