Friday, August 14

Announcement: New Management team

Announcement: New Management team

AFC Totton have today announced that Steve Hollick is their first team manager.  After taking over the role last month on a temporary basis Steve has now been offered the job on a permanent basis, which he has accepted.

Lee Burch will join him as Head Coach. Lee, until recently, has been manager at Hythe and Dibden.

The full management team will be: –

Steve Hollick – Fist Team Manager

Lee Burch – Head Coach

Dave Rowland – Club Coach

Jamie Cotton – Goalkeeper Coach

Andy Straker, Chairman said “This is a real opportunity for the club to go forward.  We believe we have put in place a management team that players will want to play for.  This team will make sure that we are fully prepared every time we go out onto a football pitch.  I cannot wait for next season to start, these are exciting times for AFC Totton.”

Steve Hollick said “it is an honor to be the first team manager of AFC Totton.  I am excited by the challenge and I know I have a fantastic team behind me in Lee, Dave and Jamie.  I am looking forward to pre-season where we can put in place our philosophy of how we want to play football so that the team is fully prepared for the first game.  It’s going to be hard work but enjoyable work. ”

“As a club we have a unique opportunity to form strong foundations for the years to come. Lee is one of the most promising coaches in the area and someone I have worked with for a long time. I have tasked Lee with improving the technical syllabus throughout the club, from the firsts down to the U16’s and even stretching into the community coaching that we currently provide. Dave has been brought in, not only to assist Lee, but to provide a link with the other teams and assist their coaches so we have a consistency of coaching throughout the club. I am also looking forward to working with Jamie, who will provide specialist coaching for the goalkeepers at the club, allowing me to concentrate on managing the team.”

He continued “I will start my search for players to strengthen the squad in the coming days.  We need to be ready for the start of the season in August.   I want to give our supporters a team to be proud of.  AFC Totton supporters deserve a team that will fight in every game and give their all for the shirt and that is what we intend to strive for”.

More about AFC Totton First Team Management: –

Steve Hollick

Previous Clubs: Bashley FC, Totton & Eling FC, Romsey Town FC

Qualifications: UEFA B Licence, FA Level 2, FA Level 2 in Goalkeeping, FA Futsal Level 2, FA Futsal Level 1, GK Coach for England Beach Soccer, GK Coach for FA Futsal Centre of Excellence (South East).

Lee Burch

Previous Clubs: Bashley FC, Winchester City FC, Andover FC, Blackfield & Langley FC, Romsey Town FC, Bemerton Heath Harlequins FC & Verwood FC

Qualifications: Full time coach with the Football Association currently working towards the UEFA A Licence and holds the FA Youth Module 3 Award and Goalkeeper UEFA B Licence.

David Rowland

Previous Clubs: Locksheath, Follands Sports

Qualifications: UEFA B Licence and Youth Module 3 Coach and works full time in football for The FA

Jamie Cotton

Previous Clubs: Lymington Town


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