Halls Athletic begin search for new coaches to continue club's development in Kent County League

Sunday 29th May 2016

DARTFORD based Halls Athletic begin the search for new coaches to continue the club’s development in the Kent County League.

The club were formed in 1919 and have played on the site of Dartford’s current Princes Park for over 90 years and play their home games on the community pitch at the Vanarama National League South club.

Billy Judd, is the head of development, at the NRG Gym Kent County League Premier Division club.

“From 2008 we have been growing the club from its senior roots and have developed an award winning setup having received a number of individual awards for contributions to Football and the Community,” he said.

“The club was delighted to be announced as the Kent FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year this month.

“From our TinyTots at four and five, right through to under 17s, seniors and veterans, we head towards the new season with more than 20 teams all believing in our one-club ethos. 

“Every team is integrated, all our lads train together, share time together and importantly all our coaches and managers do the same from the seniors down.

“We are very clear on setting the pathway rightly through our club, which has been vital in bringing the club forward so quickly. 

“The first team had a good, solid season under new manager Ross Copley finishing in sixth-position in the Kent County Division One West and made large improvements from the previous season.

“The manager has already spoken of his target to gain promotion into the Premier Division and is looking to build and improve his squad to help him achieve that. 

“The reserves had their first season in the Kent County League Division Three West.  Their main objective for the season was to try and bring through as many players through the youth teams to gain some senior football experience. 

“The first team is currently looking for a first team coach to work alongside current manager Ross Copley.

“The candidate would preferably have Kent County experience and a coaching background to bring fresh and new ideas to the already well-established set-up.

“The reserve side are also looking for a reserve team coach to help and support newly-appointed David Tristram, after taking the role on full-time after being interim manager from December.

“This role would be a fantastic role for someone’s first position in a Kent County set-up and work with a fantastic club who supports coaches on their coaching journey.

“Just last season I was supporting the reserve set-up whilst undertaking my UEFA B coaching badge and the club gave me the opportunity to use the fantastic facilities  to aid my progression and coaching hours for the course.

“The club are looking to take both first team and reserves to the next level in their respective leagues.

“The first team currently has a great core of players that have played together for a number of years’ and the reserves have recently taken great strides in promoting players from the under 17 side and integrated them to experience senior football.

“The club will be holding open trials during pre-season as we look to improve both squads to help push the club to the next level and continue to develop through the Kent County League.”

If you are interested in either coaching positions or are a player looking to come down for a trial please contact Billy Judd via email billjudd92@gmail.com. 

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