Simon Beard steps down from his Borden Village coaching role after three games

Friday 25th September 2020

SIMON BEARD has explained the reasons behind his shock departure as the first-team coach at Borden Village.


The Sittingbourne based club play in the Kent County League Premier Division and have played three games and sit in the bottom four.

They began their campaign with two goal-less draws against Peckham Town and Otford United and lost 2-0 at home to Tudor Sports last weekend.

“It is with a heavy heart that I am stepping down as first-team coach at Borden Village and from the good people involved there,” said Beard, who played for the likes of Sittingbourne, Dover Athletic, Welling United and Margate.

“Unfortunately, due to many reasons beyond my control at the club off-the-pitch it has become increasingly difficult to actually do my job on it as professionally as I can and as an UEFA B Licenced coach that is all I want to do.

“Unless things change then this will continue to restrict the development of the players for which they deserve more.

“I hope in the small amount of time I have been a part of the club the players do feel they have learned and improved themselves and if they carry on applying themselves in the way I have guided them, then they will have bright futures in the game.

“I wish everyone at the club well for the future and thank you for the opportunity.”

Kevin Brown takes his side to Staplehurst Monarchs United tomorrow (14:45).

The home side are in eighth-place in the table, unbeaten in two league games with four points on the board.

Brown and Beard were appointed Borden Village's new management team on 30 May 2020 after Glenn Conlon and Rob Welling stepped down on 14 May.

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