Newby & Willoughby take over the reigns
It was last night confirmed by Wilberfoss AFC chairman Mark Newby that first team responsibilities will be taken on by Oliver Newby and Mark Willougby following the resignation of Andrew Palfreymen last month.
Willoughby who will assist Newby comes with valuable managerial experience after a very successful appointment as Pickering Town Academy manager prior to joining ‘Foss. For Newby however, this is his first step into management following over 10 seasons as a player at the club after re-signing in 2014.
Chairman Mark Newby commented “I’m delighted Oliver and Mark have decided to join the coaching team after being key players helping the club on the field for many years. They both seem very passionate to progress the club and I hope to see an upturn in performances soon. Furthermore I want to take the opportunity to thank Simon Hammond who has stepped in and guided the First Team over the last month, whilst results didn’t go his way we owe a lot to him for taking the helm”
New manager Oliver Newby commented “I couldn’t think of a better club to be involved with, so when the opportunity arose, it was challenge I wanted to take on. Things haven’t gone to plan so far this season for the team however with the quality we have at the club I think it is only a matter of time before results turn. Andy (Palfreyman) & Si (Hammond) have both done great jobs and I hope with Mark and James (Anderson) along side me we can put some points on the board.”
This weekend the club take on bottom side Harrison Signs in a relegation 6 pointer at the Storking Lane Ground.