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Kenny and Helliwell take charge of Vikings

24th October, 2023

Former Premier League keeper Paddy Kenny and Nathan Helliwell have been announced as the new joint managers of Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Goole AFC.

The pair take over from Mike Carmody who departed as Vikings boss after last week's 8-0 home loss to Frickley Athletic left them in seventeenth position in the table.

A statement released by the club on Tuesday afternoon said: "Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who applied for the position of first team manager.

"Due to the high number of applicants, the club committee met over the weekend to evaluate each application and put together a shortlist for interviews.

"Following a long day of interviews throughout Monday, we are now in a position to announce Paddy Kenny and Nathan Helliwell as our new joint management team.

"Paddy and Nathan will be announcing their backroom team in due course."

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Vikings begin search for new boss

19th October, 2023

Goole AFC have announced that they have mutually agreed to part company with manager Mike Carmody and are now looking to appoint his successor.

The news comes following the Vikings' 8-0 home loss to Frickley Athletic on Tuesday night that leaves the side in seventeenth position in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division.

A statement released by the club said: "We would like to thank Mike for all his hard work and his dedication to the club over the last two to three years.

"The management team of Alan Jackson, Russ Eagle and Steve Jeff will take charge of the team in the interim until a permanent decision is made."

The search for Carmody's replacement has already begun with the club looking to get someone in place by the middle of next week.

Applicants are asked to forward their interest, together with a suitable CV, to club chairman Alan Wilson by email at awilson172@yahoo.co.uk.

The deadline for applications is midnight Saturday 21st October, 2023, with interviews to be carried out on the following Monday.

The successful applicant must be in a position to take up the role with immediate effect from next Wednesday (25th).

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

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Barford takes on Great North Run challenge

28th August, 2023

Goole AFC goalkeeper Jody Barford will be raising money for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young for the sixth time when he takes on the Great North Run next month.

The Vikings shot-stopper is no stranger to the event that will be taking place this year on Sunday 10th September, 2023 that he also runs in memory of his mum, Linda.

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to raise awareness that every week in the UK at least twelve apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions.

With your donation, CRY can reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young.

By supporting CRY, you will help save young lives from these potentially fatal cardiac conditions - see how your support can help by visiting www.c-r-y.org.uk.

All at the Toolstation NCEL wish Jody the best in the event and if you would like to donate to Jody's fundraiser, then please click here to be taken to his JustGiving page.