Double strength for Longwell Green Sports

June 30 2017

TOOLSTATION Western Premier League club Longwell Green Sports have announced their new joint management team for the new season will be Martyn Grimshaw and Nigel Tripp together with a strong backroom setup.

TOOLSTATION Western Premier League club Longwell Green Sports have announced their new joint management team for the new season will be Martyn Grimshaw and Nigel Tripp together with a strong backroom setup.

Both are experienced former players who have played at a high level in the Southern League and above. Both have also been involved in football management and are well respected in local football. 

New club community liaison officer Fraser Andrews said the club management committee were very pleased that they have two "proper" football people in charge, especially at a time where there are so many developments happening at the Shellards Road club. 

The club have three under 18s sides in place for the next season including a new Somerset flood lit under 18s side playing under lights. 

They have also moved quickly to bring in Julian Harmer who works with Southampton FC as a youth coach and he will join the team as a first team coach. 

Following Tripp from his Wiltshire base will be Mike Jefferies who will complete the management quartet.

Longwell Green's vice chairman Brad Vickerman said: "We were all pleased to have this experienced pair at the club. Martyn has always had his heart at Longwell and will have links with players from the Bristol area and Nigel will give us a great connection with the players in the Bath and Wiltshire area.

"The club has got many exiting projects happening off the pitch with the new 3G training pitch that’s being organised and funded by our junior section and with good connections with the local community centre in place. The club has been attracting a lot of interest in sponsorship. 

"There is a great buzz around the club already and the Grimshaw and Tripp combination will see us move forward, I am confident of that."