Snodland Town appoint Luke Wallond as their new manager after a very frustrating last two years for the club

Thursday 30th April 2020

SNODLAND TOWN chairman Dave Jeal has appointed Luke Wallond as the clubs new manager.


Wallond spent five season’s managing Staplehurst Monarchs United, where he won the Kent County League Premier Division title in 2019 and was on course of repeating the trick this season too but the campaign was declared null and void due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Wallond explained his reasons for departing the Headcorn Road outfit in a statement on Monday, before he was unveiled as the new manager of Snodland Town today.

Snodland Town were sitting second-from-bottom in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table with 14 points from their 24 league outings before the campaign was declared null and void.

“We have admired Luke’s work on and off the pitch at Staplehurst over the past two seasons in particular,” Jeal said in a statement.

“It was clear we shared the same ambition once we spoke and I am sure Luke will bring the success we strive for.

“We are now really excited for the season to start whenever safe to do so.”

Jeal parted company with manager Aaron McCall and his assistant Ashley Stone on 20 April.

“I would like to thank Aaron and Ashley for stepping up halfway through the season in what was always going to be a difficult task,” added Jeal.

“They both gave 100% to the cause and are cracking lads.  It’s such a shame their hard work didn’t get the results needed on the pitch and I am sure they will go on to find great success which is what they deserve.

“The past two seasons have been very frustrating. We are making great progress off the pitch developing the ground and with our changing rooms and clubhouse being built it will give us arguably the best facilities in the division but we have struggled on the pitch and with managers coming and going for various reasons.”

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