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New manager and chairman appointed at Maltby

9th May, 2022

Maltby Main have announced the appointment of Russ Eagle as their new manager whilst Wilf Race returns as chairman of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side.

The Muglet Lane outfit revealed the news a week after the departure of John Stancliffe from the dugout with Dave Watts also stepping down from the chairman's role.

A statement released on the club's website read: "The committee have deliberated over various options this past week and we can now announce that Russ Eagle will be our new first team manager.

"We will advertise any other management team members as we find out.

"We wish them all the very best of luck at Muglet Lane. Welcome aboard."

This was followed by a further statement announcing Race's return to the role that he stood down from last September, saying: "The committee have looked at the names we had with regards to applicants for the chairman role.

"We'd like to announce that our former chairman Wilf Race will return and take up the role from now.

"As mentioned last week to keep the club running as best possible, the outgoing chairman will stay on for now in all the other roles he does at the club and to help the new manager in player registrations from July 1st.

"He thanks everyone for their support during the season and wishes Wilf all the best now he has returned to the club.

"Great news for both parties and all involved."

(Story Source: Maltby Main)

Stancliffe resigns as Main boss

2nd May, 2022

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Maltby Main have announced the resignation of manager John Stancliffe with Dave Watts also set to step down as chairman at Muglet Lane.

The announcement came the day after the Miners' appearance in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup Final, a 3-0 defeat to Worksop Town at Doncaster Rovers' Eco-Power Stadium.

A statement released by the club on Sunday evening said: "The club would like to state that we have today accepted the resignation of our manager John Stancliffe.

"It is with a very heavy heart and many things have been taken into account prior to accepting it. It wasn’t made with haste.

"It’s not what either would have liked to be doing after the Cup Final but it’s come at the right time now the season is over and a chance to start fresh for the next.

"Stan has our best wishes for the future and we sincerely hope his next football endeavour is a success. He will be forever welcome at Muglet Lane.

"On the back of John’s choice today, our chairman Dave Watts has also decided to step down from this senior role at the club.

"But, he will work a short notice period to complete this season off, as that needs to be done in the best interests of the club’s off-field volunteers and also playing team. The season off the pitch did not end yesterday for us.

"If his notice period overlaps the new manager coming in, he will settle him into the club and he will be made aware the chairman role will be soon vacant and a new person will step in to work alongside him.

"Once the new chairman comes in, Dave will wish him all the best and step aside. He will not work under him as a vice chairman.

"Dave’s remaining roles at present remain unaffected - media, online team secretary, assistant secretary to John Mills, some banking roles - as the club will suffer more in the short term if he stops these.

"But, this depends on the new chairman’s requirements and what he wishes to have with him in his off-field team. He may not wish to have the former role-holder around.

"If any of these particular other roles become vacant, we will advertise them. They are all voluntary.

"We don’t wish to comment further on either of these stories or answer any speculative questions on the next person(s) who will come in until we have discussed more after the bank holiday."

(Story Source: Maltby Main)

Miners appoint new chairman

20th October, 2021

Maltby Main have appointed David Watts as the club's chairman with immediate effect following the resignation of Wilf Race last month.

The announcement comes following a meeting on Monday night of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club's committee and volunteers.

CEO Darrell Johnson said: "David was vice chairman previously and produces the club’s excellent social media material also.

"David has committed to the time and effort this role demands and is a very popular member of the Main backroom team.

"The club is in great shape sitting in sixth position following a number of recent promotion challenging seasons and the first team management have been informed of David’s appointment.

"The opportunity was also taken to make a few other ‘tweaks’ to the club's off-the-field structure as 'the little club with the big heart' moves into a new era.

"I would like to wish David the very best of luck in his new position and I know he will get the support of everyone involved at the club going forward."

(Story Source: Maltby Main)

Race stands down as Miners chairman

26th September, 2021

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club Maltby Main are on the search for a new chairman after it was announced that Wilf Race is standing down with immediate effect.

The Muglet Lane side said in a statement that to end his eight year spell in the role was a difficult decision for him but he felt that the time is right now to step aside.

The news was initially announced in the club's matchday programme for Saturday's Buildbase FA Vase clash at home to Bury AFC with his programme notes saying: "A new leader is needed to continue to develop the club and its facilities.

"I had set my mind on stepping down once the Town Council took over the lease which, in my opinion, will be a springboard for the club to secure vital grants and funding that we have been denied over the years.

"It’s been a long and eventful journey during my tenure and most of the days have been fantastic. I am proud to have been at the helm and I wish my successor the very best of luck.

"It will always be a part of me 'The little club with the big heart'."

A statement was then released on Main's website thanking Race for his time in the role and that CEO Darrell Johnson will take on the chairman's role on an interim basis until a replacement is found.

It said: "It’s a sad day, but also a good day to remember how far this club has come since [Wilf] began the role.

"The difference is immeasurable to what we had as a club then to what we have now - regarding people off the pitch, facilities improvement despite issues in the way of this; and a team competing at our level well.

"All this has been a big plus in his tenure and he has secured club legend status now."

Moving on to the search for a new chairman, the statement added: "We need someone who has the time and effort this role brings, the drive to approach businesses and people to raise sponsorship and funds for the club and be part of the club's finance drive.

"A good understanding of grassroots football at this level is essential.

"They are the top name and face of the club and will be our spokesperson at monthly meetings.

"We need them to represent the football club with positivity at all times too.

"It’s a fantastic club, one that is in a very good place and has a very good team on and off the pitch. Come and see us if you’re interested.

"Message the club at maltbymainfc@hotmail.com and we will pass it to Darrell to contact you further."

(Story Source: Maltby Main)