Fareham Town
Fareham Town
The Creeksiders

New Reserve Team Management Duo Appointed. Welcome Matt Powell and Sam Dixon

03 June 2018

We are pleased to confirm the appointment of Matt Powell and his assistant Sam Dixon as our reserves management team for 2018-19.

Matt joins us having had 2 years experience in the Wyvern League elsewhere at Colden Common so has a good idea of what is required at this level, in that time 20 players graduated to Colden Commons' first team in the Hampshire League, 4 moved onto Wessex Div 1 and 1 into a side in the Wessex Premier Division.

As well as experience at this level Matt and Sam bring with them Level 2 coaching badges, full time coaching at elite level for over 10 years including 6 at Southampton FC academy. Both are fully qualified physios for over 10 years.

Matt said "Fareham are a well run club with standards, integrity and ambitions to match our own." "We will bring high standards in discipline and behaviour in a positive manner with a huge emphasis on togetherness and team spirit amongst the players."

"I'll be looking to retain the majority of last seasons squad and in that respect will be speaking to them all shortly."

First team manager Pete Stiles was delighted with the appointment. "I've had positive reports on Matt and Sam prior to meeting them and their subsequent appointment and believe they will fit the role perfectly acting as a great go-between between our revamped U18 team and first team." "We've shown we are willing to give youth a go at first team so much so that Ethan Jones and Matt Simm were some of the first names on the team sheet"