December 10th 2019, We are delighted to announce our new full-time first-team manager as Bobby Wilkinson
Over the past 6 months, the club has gone from strength to strength with the introduction of our International & Domestic Academy, both offering long term stability for the club. However, rather disappointingly our first team has not been as progressive and has lost significant ground with regards to our expectations. The clubs ambitions remain the same, we want to climb the non-league pyramid, however, at this stage, we find ourselves in the poorest form since this project started 4 years ago. For the record, the club would like to thank Mark Tallentire for undertaking the role of first-team interim manager over the past 7 weeks and his introduction has been crucial in landing the long term services of Bobby. Tally will remain an integral part of the club and will return to his role on the board supporting the growth of the club he loves.
Bobby arrives with huge pedigree, experience and a wealth of knowledge around the non-league circuit. His track record of success at every club he’s been is second to none and his passion for the game is infectious. Stephen Peters BTFC Technical Director mentions, “I’ve known Bobby for 15 years or so, at one stage we were in conversations regarding working together back in Bobby’s days at Hungerford Town. He’s a true football man, he lives, breathes and sleeps football, he’s an incredibly passionate person that expects his colleagues and players to work as hard as he does, in the pursuit of success. As a club we do expect our players to wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the cause, to include every player from our U7s to the first team”.
As a club, we have a long term vision and are extremely excited regarding the clubs’ short and long term future.
Bobby and his team will take their first training session on Thursday 11th December and will be in the dugout on Saturday against high flying, Hanwell Town.