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Dodsworth becomes Parras assistant boss

7th February, 2017

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Handsworth Parramore have confirmed that Jason Dodsworth has become their new assistant manager.

Dodsworth (pictured) has an impressive managerial record which has seen him be instrumental in the rise of league rivals Athersley Recreation where he was part of the management team for over a decade before stepping down at the end of last season.

He helped to successfully guide them to promotion into the NCEL and then into the Premier Division whilst winning the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup in a memorable night at Hillsborough along the way.

A club statement said: "Jason brings to the club a wealth of experience, drive and a vast knowledge of the NCEL and the local non-league circuit.

"He's a hard working individual who gives and expects 110%, and he is well known to have a great knack of unearthing talent.

"The club were overwhelmed with interested parties to the vacant position and we would like to place on record our thanks to everyone who showed an interest in joining our club.

"On behalf of everyone at the club, weíd like to welcome Jason to the Ambers and we wish him every success in his new role."

Dodsworth said of his appointment: "When the position became available at Handsworth it was easy to accept the role.

"Itís a fantastic club thatís got ambitions to move up the football ladder. The club is well known and well respected in the football pyramid and it goes without saying that it is built on a fantastic foundation of volunteers and a superb youth system, from the juniors right through to the seniors - itís a fantastic club to be at."

He added: "I know a few of the people within the club from my dealings with them over the years and, of course, know a number of the squad.

"Iíve always had the utmost respect of how the club goes about its business and am delighted to be joining up with [manager] Mick Godber.

ďIím an ambitious and driven person who will give every last ounce to gain success and Iím really excited to work with Mick and the club and see where we can take it.

ďI have spent a long time at Athersley and Iím proud of what we achieved there. Athersley are in safe hands, but Handsworth is a new chapter for me.

"I know whatís expected and Iíll do everything I can to help the club achieve its aims. I canít wait to get started!Ē

Godber said of the appointment: "Jasonís experience and enthusiasm to join up with the club, together with his knowledge and work ethic, will, I feel, be a great addition to the management team.

"Iím looking forward to building a strong and successful relationship with him.Ē

(Story Source: Handsworth Parramore)

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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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