Craig Dale stands down from Bridgend Street post as John Jones replaces him

Promotion-winning manager Craig Dale has stood down from his role as Bridgend Street boss, with John Jones replacing him.

Dale lead Bridgend Street to twelve consecutive victories to secure promotion to Division Two, pipping Trefelin Boys & Girls Club on goal difference. However, they will be under the leadership of John Jones next season after Dale stood down due to family and work commitments.

Jones was approached with seven games remaining in the league season with Dale part of the process in appointing his successor.

Jones has managerial experience with Cardiff & District League side AFC Rumney Juniors, as well as managing the STM Sports Youth side this season, finishing 5th out of 10th in their debut campaign. He also has previous playing experience with Grange Albion who he later went on to manage and also Maesteg Park.

“I am very privileged to be appointed Bridgend Street manager.  I have very great big footsteps to follow in Craig Dale’s shoes, he has done a magnificent job,” said Jones on Facebook.

I hope to do myself and the club proud, with great coaches and players, I hope to carry on the good work Craig has done, onwards and upwards. ”

Bridgend Street finished second in this campaign, building on their eighth-placed finish and their Welsh Football League Cup final appearance in the 2016/2017 season under Dale.

The former manager may be available for team selection in a playing capacity under the new man at the helm John Jones.

(Featured Image: Jordan Jones)

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