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All change at Langwith Road

25th April, 2017

Shirebrook Town's preparations for the 2017/18 Toolstation NCEL season are already underway with the appointment of a new management team, chairman and general manager.

Just two days after their final game of the current campaign, the Langwith Road side announced on Monday evening that Rob Camm has taken over in the dugout, assisted by Jamie Allan and Gavin Saxby.

Camm, who is a former Shirebrook player, told the club's website that he is "hungry and ambitious" to deliver success to a club that he has a "real love" for.

He added: "The club, myself, Jamie and Sax all share the same beliefs in what is best for the club going forward.

"Going forward as a team, we will do everything to build the club on and off the pitch and bring stability back to Shirebrook Town.

"We hope the community will get behind what we are looking to achieve and in doing so return the club to one of the best and most vocally supported teams in the area.

"We look forward to welcoming new and returning faces as we embark on this new adventure."

Allan, who most recently was in the backroom staff at neighbours Ollerton Town, said: "I see it as an exciting challenge and an opportunity to re-invigorate the club after an inconsistent two years.

"This club has huge potential and a great fan base and, if we can get it right on the pitch, we know we will get the support.

"One thing we can promise is that whatever team we turn out will work hard and have pride in playing for us and the club."

And, Saxby returns to the club where he made 98 appearances to become player/coach, adding: "I am delighted to be back at the club and really looking forward to the challenge of helping put the foundations in place to help build a club and team that the town will get fully behind, and get us moving in the right direction once again."

The announcement came as two more appointments were made behind the scenes with Cliff Richard Thomas unveiled as the club's new chairman.

He replaces Aimee Radford and he paid tribute to his predecessor, saying: "She has been at the club for many years and has worked hard to progress it forward.

"Aimee has taken the decision to step down - I'm sure with an heavy heart.

"I have today been acknowledged as the club's new chairman and will work tirelessly to continue Aimee's great work and bring to the club my knowledge and connections to push it further on, helping it realise its potential and embracing once again the community of Shirebrook."

And, Kev Chappell has returned to the club to become its new general manager, telling the club's website: "I was asked by Aimee to return to the club in recent weeks.

"I have done most jobs at Shirebrook Town in the past and it's great to be home again.

"My aim is simple to return to the good times and bring some smiling faces back to the club."

(Story Source: Shirebrook Town)

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Cleethorpes Town 42 108 99
2 Pickering Town 42 97 72
3 Bridlington Town 42 88 53
4 Handsworth Parramore 42 83 75
5 Thackley 42 78 35
6 Staveley Miners Welfare 42 69 36
7 AFC Mansfield 42 66 24
8 Albion Sports 42 66 1
9 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 65 12
10 Athersley Recreation 42 62 -8
11 Liversedge 42 59 26
12 Bottesford Town 42 56 -1
13 Worksop Town 42 55 -6
14 Maltby Main 42 54 -16
15 Garforth Town 42 53 -19
16 Clipstone 42 49 -22
17 Parkgate 42 41 -30
18 Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 38 -36
19 Harrogate Railway Athletic 42 38 -70
20 Barton Town Old Boys 42 34 -75
R Armthorpe Welfare 42 24 -68
R Retford United (-3) 42 24 -82
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Hall Road Rangers 42 96 62
P Pontefract Collieries 42 95 75
3 AFC Emley 42 95 72
4 Grimsby Borough 42 89 46
5 Hallam 42 82 59
P Penistone Church 42 82 38
7 Knaresborough Town 42 70 19
8 Campion 42 68 28
9 Eccleshill United 42 66 15
10 Selby Town 42 61 -2
11 Glasshoughton Welfare 42 59 9
12 Winterton Rangers 42 59 8
13 Yorkshire Amateur 42 53 -4
14 Brigg Town 42 49 -42
15 Rossington Main 42 45 -17
16 Teversal 42 45 -27
17 Ollerton Town 42 43 -29
18 Shirebrook Town 42 39 -47
19 Dronfield Town 42 35 -44
20 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 35 -75
R Westella & Willerby 42 27 -59
22 Nostell Miners Welfare 42 15 -85

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