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Many Changes At Letcombe - 11 August

Letcombe FC are ready to face the new season under their new management set up as they take on Swindon New College at home tomorrow.

It's been all change at the club this season with new manager Garry Cook ringing the changes and bringing in almost a whole new squad and backroom staff.

"It's  been hard work and a lot of effort from a lot of people"  Cook said. "We have formed this new partnership with Hungerford Town FC and their academy, and it's working a real treat.  We have so many new players I've struggled to remember all their names, but a big thank you must go Bobby Wilkinson and Gary Clifford who have really made sure this has worked. We have mixed some real young talent with some experience and got them 100% fit.   It might take us a few weeks to really gel and find out what our strongest squad is, but the main thing I've told the lads is that it's one big massive squad and not 2 separate teams. " 

"The reserves don't start their North Berks campaign for a couple more weeks yet, so they still have plenty of time to impress and push themselves into the first team set up, but  both teams will work together all season and players will move in and out of both squads. I  want to be fair to everybody and give them all the same chance. Already one or two are catching the eye and have been rewarded with call ups to the Hungerford first team set up which is great for both clubs. I know Bobby Wilkinson has told me he will be taking 3 or 4 players with him in the next few weeks to experience that level with him and the Hungerford first team squad as well as our coaches. Everyone at the club behind the scenes deserves a big pat on the back as we move Letcombe FC into a new stage." 

"It's exciting times for the club as a new influx of players and fresh ideas are giving that real buzz about the place.  We have almost 50 players to pick from and that's a healthy position to be in at this level. With only one defeat in pre-season and beating Clanfield in the Faringdon Memorial Cup who beat us in the final last season has given us a lot of positive thinking.  I always say that these games mean nothing,  and it's about this Saturday that really counts, and getting some points on the board is what matters. It will be a tough league and our aim is to finish as high as possible and improve on last years performance as well as having a good run in the cups".

 

Seeking Opponents - 19 July

Uhlsport Hellenic League Letcombe have been let down for a friendly fixture on Saturday 29 July.  

Any club interested in playing Letcombe on that Saturday (first and/or reserves) should contact secretary Des Williams asap on 07765 144985.   Ground is available, BBQ already organised.

 

Letcombe Training Commences - 20 June

Letcombe FC start training on Thursday 22 June at Bassett Road, Letcombe Regis, at 7.00pm, and then every Tuesday and Thursday at the same time.

Manager Garry Cook and Assistants Jake Rowe and Steve Harris look forward to welcoming past and new players to this friendly club. Letcombe have formed a link with Hungterford Town Academy, and some of their better youngsters are likely to start their senior careers at Letcombe. Pre season friendlies include :
15 July Marlborough (H), 22 July Ardington (A), 29 July Newbury (H), 5 August Hendred (H).

 

garry cook hellenic league letcombeLetcombe's New Management Team - 4 June

Letcombe FC have appointed Garry Cook as their new first team manager for the 2017/18 season. Garry (pictured) will be assisted by Jake Rowe and Steve Harris. Formerly manager of Kintbury Rangers, Garry has also spent some time as assistant at Hungerford Town.

Letcombe are also delighted to announce that they have spoken to Hungerford first team manager Bobby Wilkinson, and that the two clubs have agreed to form a link. Letcombe will become a feeder club for Hungerford, and many of the better youngsters at the Hungerford Town Academy will now also sign for Letcombe to give them their first chance of playing adult football at a good level.

Letcombe secretary Des Williams added `We are sure that the link will be to the mutual benefit of both clubs, and we look forward to a establishing a good working relationship with Hungerford`.

The club are seeking a committed manager with experience of developing young talent to take on management of their second team which is hoped will compete in the lower leagues next season. Anyone interested should contact secretary Des Williams on 01235 764130.

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