Tunbridge Wells appoint World Cup star as Director of Football - EXCLUSIVE

Monday 17th July 2006
Pre-Season Friendly
Tuesday 18th July 2006
Kick Off 6:30pm
At Jockey Farm, Nellington Lane, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells

Former England, Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur star Gary Stevens was officially appointed the director of football at his home town club, Kent League outfit Tunbridge Wells tonight, writes Stephen McCartney.

The Culverden Stadium club, who reached the final of the Kent Senior Trophy last season, losing on penalties to league rivals VCD Athletic, appointed Stevens during their 45-minute annual general meeting.

Manager Martin Farnie, meanwhile, revealed he’ll be taking a 21-man squad - including two goalkeepers Jimmy Simpson and Mikhail Czanner - to their opening pre-season friendly at Rusthall on Tuesday night.

He is, however, searching for a new goalkeeper as John Whitehouse has signed for Ryman Leaguers Chatham Town.

Abdul El-Ferdi and striker Dave Hassett have also left the club, teaming up with their league rivals Greenwich Borough.

Meanwhile, Tunbridge Wells Ladies Football Club are planning ahead for their first season in the Sussex County Women’s League.

The club, who will be playing their home games in Hawkenbury but with close links to the Kent League club, are searching for players for their debut campaign, especially a goalkeeper, aged 16+.

Also required is somebody with management or coaching experience.

Any interested parties should contact the club via www.tunbridgewellsfc.co.uk
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British Energy Kent County Premier League side Rusthall, who are expecting a large crowd for the clash against their higher league neighbours, will include a number of new signings.