Farnborough Football Club have unveiled their top to bottom structure for the club going forward.
Spencer Day and coach Koo Dumbuya will lead the first team in the Blue Square South, after survival was secured on the penultimate Saturday of last season.
There has been a change of personnel within the Reserve Team management, Dave Tidy the former Guildford City and Banstead Athletic manager taking the reins assisted by Leigh Dynan.
Dave had an accomplished career as a goalkeeper, representing Sussex on numerous occasions, whilst on a club level he played for Redhill, Merstham, Three Bridges, East Grinstead, Corinthian Casuals, Godalming, Banstead Athletic, and under Spencer Day at Chertsey Town.
Leigh has extensive contacts within the game both professional and Non League, and has also managed Cobham in the Combined Counties league.
The pair have been tasked with nurturing the young talent coming through the academy structure, whilst incorporating players who have the abilitybto progress through to the first team.
The reserve team will again this season play in the Suburban League
They have been busy arranging a number of pre season friendlies for the Farnborough XI squad, all of these matches will be played away from home.
Saturday 14th July v Cove
Tuesday 17th July v Frimley Green
Tuesday 24th July v Camberley Town
Saturday 28th July v Egham Town
Further games will be announced in due course.
Taking charge of the Youth (Under 18’s) will be Keith Hills and Steve Pearman, the youth will play in the Allied Counties Youth League.
Keith is the Chairman of Farnborough Elite, the elite feeder team to Farnborough, and Steve reverts from his role as Reserve Team manager.
The Youth team will be used as an outlet for academy players to play competitive football, but Keith & Steve will be encouraged to supplement those within the academy ranks with talented youngsters not on our educational scheme, who have ability and are viewed as potential first team players of the future.
Koo Dumbuya will manage the academy squad, the club will once again work in partnership with SCL who will provide the academic provision of the scheme.
The club recognises the importance of the academy structure going forward, and also that it has not really optimised its existence in the past, and Chief Executive Steve Duly will be working closely with Koo and SCL to ensure this scheme is delivered in the correct manner.
The academy have applied for entry to the English Colleges Football Association for entry into their league, which will play on Wednesday afternoons.
The club will also work to improve links between the Senior club and Farborough Youth and Farnborough Elite.
Discussions have been ongoing with both clubs, the Youth provide participation for local youngsters under the guise of Farnborough Football Club, whilst Farnborough Elite seek out the best local talent, and it has been recognised that this is a conveyor belt which can enter the academy system, a number of this years academy cohort having come through this route.
The club will underpin their relationship with both clubs by providing complimentary Junior Farney season tickets to all registered players.
The club looks forward to the implementation of these changes and to a succesful 2012-13 season.