Challinor Takes Charge At AFC Fylde

Dave Challinor, the ex-Tranmere Rovers and Stockport County defender, has been named as the new manager of Northern Premier League Division One North side AFC Fylde. It is something of a surprise move for Challinor, as he has moved down two divisions to take the job. He had enjoyed great success at former club Colwyn Bay, winning two successive promotions, first as captain, then as manager. He leaves the club in good shape as they are currently tenth in their first season in the  Conference North.

Famed for his long throws, thirty six year old Challinor is looking forward to his first game in charge at Kellamergh Park this Saturday when they entertain Cammell Laird. He will be a popular appointment with the fans, purely due to the fact that he has dropped down two divisions to take the job, as it shows the club’s ambition to move forward over the next few years.

Challinor replaces Kelham O’Hanlon, who left the club last week by “mutual consent” after nearly two years in charge.


About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

Posted on November 2, 2011, in UTL Archive and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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