Former Cwmbran Celtic manager Challenger takes over at Blaenavon

Blaenavon Blues have appointed former Cwmbran Celtic manager Lee Challenger as their new boss.

Challenger stood down as manager of Cwmbran Celtic in March and was replaced by Owen Cook, who took over in temporary charge following Nana Baah’s departure also. 

He takes over from Darren Harris who stood down from his position in April. Harris remains t the club as a player and committee member.

Blaenavon finished 10th in the Gwent County League this season.

Blaenavon chairman Lee Wathen said: We as a club are extremely pleased that ‘Charl’ has agreed to become our first team manager. 

“He’s experienced at a higher level and he will bring that knowledge into the changing room and onto the training pitch. I and the committee are looking forward to working with him to help drive Blaenavon Blues forward.”

Challenger is the Gwent FA manager and will start with Nana Baah next season in managing against the three other South Walian regions.

On the topic of Cwmbran Celtic, prolific forward Josh Bull has announced that he has left the club: “Glad to finish a long tough season with a win Saturday! Good luck and all the best for the future @CwmbranCeltic1 and fingers crossed the new management can shake things up turn a corner and get things right on the field.”

(Featured Image: Steve Roberts)

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