Long-serving player Rimmer stands down as Village boss
One of Garden Village’s long-serving players David Rimmer has stood down as First Team Manager of the club.
The 36 year-old who is the son of two-time European Cup winner Jimmy Rimmer, took over the club as manager back in 2015 after being promoted from his role as Youth Team Manager.
This season, Garden Village finished 13th in Division Two, eight points above the relegation zone.
Rimmer cited work and personal reasons for his decision to stand down as manager but says the next man in charge of the club will have his full backing and that it has been an honour to be involved with the club.
He also didn’t rule out managing the club once again, when the time is right.
“I would like to thank everyone at the club for their support over the last 17 years at the club. It’s been a massive part of my life but with work and three young boys it’s been a hard few months.
Hopefully I’ll recharge the batteries and one day I’ll manage the club again. I have left the club only as manager and I will support the new manager as much as I can. I would also like to than all the players who have given me everything over the past 18 months.
The Garden Village committee have thanked David for his time at the club, extending from his playing career to his managerial career.
Garden Village AFC would like to put on record our grateful thanks for all the hard work & commitment David has put in during his tenure, not only over the two years of him being our Manager, but the previous number of years as a Player & Youth Team Manager.
The board now look for a successor to their highly-liked manager and have outlined what they’re looking for in David Rimmer’s replacement.
Garden Village are looking to appoint a First Team Manager for the 2017/2018 campaign in Welsh League Division Two. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to further build within the existing club structure, whilst working closely with the other members of the Senior Management Team to ensure progression of players from across the senior section. The successful candidate will also liaise with the club’s Youth Team Manager to help progress and develop the excellent young players we already have at the club.
Applicants would preferably, but not essentially, hold a minimum of UEFA B Licence. Please send all enquiries/applications to either:
Bob Lloyd, Chairman email@example.com
Nick Elias, Senior Football Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications will be Friday 9th June 2017 at 5:00pm
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