Breaking News: Press Release From Hampton & Richmond Borough
Thanks to Rob Overfield, Press Officer at Hampton, for this release. Follow Rob on twitter: @RabidRobo
Following the resignation of Mark Harper on Monday, we are pleased to confirm that Paul Barry and Darren Powell have agreed to take over first team management until the end of the season. We trust that supporters will give Paul and Darren their full backing until we are able confirm a permanent appointment for the forthcoming season beginning with our next home game this Thursday versus Enfield. The position of first team manager is under active consideration with an encouraging number of applications having already been received. The club will keep supporters advised as soon as we are in a position to make further announcements.
In addition, Peter Augustine, currently Director of the Academy, has agreed to take over management of the Suburban & Capital league sides. The club would like to thank Paul, Darren and Peter for stepping in at short notice to assist the club at this time.
Next season, the reserve team structure will be re-organised with one side participating in the Suburban League and consisting of the most promising Academy and senior squad players. We believe that this will allow a more seamless development of players through the Academy structure into first team football.
Andy Smith, Lee Wain and Nigel Edgecombe have all resigned from the roles at the club and we would like to express our appreciation for their efforts during their time at Hampton & Richmond Borough.