AIRBUS UK Broughton FC Manager Craig Harrison has issued a Statement of thanks and of plans at the Club Coaching Set up for the forthcoming season.
“I would like to place on record my thanks to Carl Darlington for the effort and commitment he provided us with during his time at the Airfield, Carl is a top class coach and a top quality lad too, and he will certainly prove a Quality Addition to the TNS Coaching Set Up over the coming season. Both Myself and Thomo (Andrew Thomas) would like to wish Darlo the very best of luck at his new club.
“Replacing Carl will be Mark Allen who steps up into a Player/Coach role and Jamie Smith will continue in a Player / Coach role also, both lads offer us fantastic experience with Skip (Mark Allen) having notched up over 350 Welsh Premier Starts and Smudge (Jamie Smith) has over 300 appearances as a Professional Footballer, their experience will be crucial over the course of the Season” “Both have the respect of the Squad due to their experience and characters and Myself and Thomo are looking forward to working with them both”
Some Facts on both players:
Joined Wolves as a youth trainee and made his first team debut in 1994. Made 104 appearances for the club before leaving in October 1997 as part of the deal that saw Dougie Freedman and Kevin Muscat move to Molineux from Premier League Crystal Palace. He remained at Selhurst Park for seven seasons adding 175 appearances, joining Bristol City on a free transfer. Ended the following season on loan at Brentford and was signed by his former Bees' manager Martin Allen at the Milton Keynes Dons. Came out of retirement and played for Halesown Town before joining Airbus UK as a player in January 2010 after spending some time with the club the previous season in a coaching capacity.
Central defender and ex-Watford reserve who signed for Cefn Druids from Bangor City in December 1999. Also has previous experience at Wolves, joined Newtown for 2004/5. Transferred to Airbus UK in November 2006. Appearances 351 (24 sub) scoring 26 goals.
Finally Harrison went on to add a final thanks to Marc Lloyd Williams for his efforts throughout the course of last season “ Jiws scored the goals that propelled us towards the Super 12 Qualification and broke the Club scoring record for goals in a season at the same time, I would like to thank Jiws for his efforts and wish him and the entire Lloyd Williams Family the very best for the future”.
Mark Allen joins coaching set-up
- News archive 2010