Sevenoaks Town name Harry Hudson as their new first team manager

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A week after Sevenoaks Town parted ways with Micky Collins after 8 years in charge, the club have announced the appointment of Harry Hudson as the club’s new First Team manager.

Hudson joins the club from Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side Glebe FC having previously had spells at Whyteleafe FC and Croydon FC. He will take charge of the First Team for the first time on Saturday 26th February in the away league fixture against Corinthian FC.

The appointment of Hudson comes after a robust recruitment process with 57 applicants for the role.

The new Oaks manager will be supported by a vastly experienced and talented backroom team made up of Mark Dacey as Assistant Manager, Danny Rose as Coach, Julian Leigh as Goalkeeper Coach, Terry Groom as Coach and Kevin Rawlinson as Head of Analysis.

Hudson’s first priority is to ensure Oaks maintain their Step Four status, following a run of five successive defeats, which leaves them third from bottom with ten games left.

Hudson said: “It is a huge honour for me to be appointed as First Team manager of this ambitious club. I can’t wait to get started! After speaking to the Directors and Trustees, I very much felt their enthusiasm to grow the club, be innovative on all fronts and achieve something special.”

“The club is widely respected in so many regards; for its first-class junior and youth teams, community initiatives and of course its amazing 3G pitch with further exciting plans to build a new clubhouse and take Greatness Park to the next level. These are exciting times for everyone involved with the club.”

Sevenoaks Town FC’s new first team manager Harry Hudson with Club Chairman Paul Lansdale.
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“My first message to the players will be that we have to do this together. We find ourselves in a difficult position but we’ll try to do our job and fight for every point over the remaining ten games of the season.”

Chairman Paul Lansdale said: “Harry is one of the most highly-rated young managers within non-league football – his hunger to succeed and ambitions to progress, match those of us as a club. He has a reputation for playing a great style of football and his passion for coaching and nurturing talent is so clear to see.”

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