Canterbury appoint versatile coach Dobson

Sunday 29th June 2008

CANTERBURY CITY have unveiled former Kent and Glamorgan county cricketer Mark Dobson as their new first team coach.

Dobson, formerly the England women’s cricket team head coach, has extensive experience in coaching football as well as cricket and was a player with Tyler Hill, Broomfield and Herne Bay.

Between 1995 and 2007, he was Head of P.E. at St. Edmund’s School. He has a First Class Honours degree in Sports Science.

Dobson, speaking to said: “Interestingly, my grandfather on my mother’s side, Wally Tutt (ex-QPR in the early 1930s), was one of Canterbury Waverley’s most famous and popular players”.

Canterbury City chairman Phil Knight said: “We are delighted that a coach of such a high standard and with so much experience has offered his services to the club. He will be a big asset as we strive for another promotion season”.

With the Vandanel Kent County League Division One East side already back in training, manager Dave Fairclough has told his players that the glories of last season were to be consigned to history as the club concentrate on a second promotion push.

He said: “We have to build on the foundations we have laid down over the last year and with a few new faces coming in from outside and the talent coming up from the youth teams I expect us to be really competitive in Division One next season."

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