Takeley Announce new first team Manager

posted 3 May 2016, 05:41 by Kim Norris

Takeley FC are pleased to announce that Marc Das has been appointed First Team Manager with immediate effect.

Marc is a very well-known and highly regarded manager from the Essex Senior League, who has had several years playing at Grays, Hendon and Bishops Stortford.  After suffering an Achilles injury Marc had a 10-year stint as player manager at Saffron Waldon before moving to Sawbridgeworth as Manager for the last four seasons.

Marc commented “I am looking forward to coming to Takeley, a club with both the ambition and background staff, to help achieve a high status going forward.   My ultimate goal is to start winning some silverware with progression into the Ryman League.

I look forward to working with everyone at such an ambitious, forward-thinking club.  One of my first tasks will be to create a new youth team, to allow valuable progression from youth, through reserves and onto the first team”.

Pat Curran, Chairman of Takeley FC added “Marc brings with him a wealth of experience, along with players and support staff, which will only enhance what the club already have in place.  I am personally looking forward to working with Marc to take the club to the next level. 

We would also like to thank Alex Martin for stepping in to act as caretaker for the team over the past few months”

The management, players and volunteers at the club would like to welcome Marc into the Takeley family.

New reserve Manager and Assistant Manager

posted 14 Aug 2014, 01:32 by Kim Norris

Ray Bartlett, assisted by Paul Makoko have met with Takeley FC Chairman, Mr Pat Curran today (12th August 2014) and offered to fill the vacant positions, as Manager and Assistant for the Reserve Team. Duncan Easley, Manager of Takeley First Team welcomed Ray and Paul and has offered to introduce them to the next training session. This is good news, since the resignation of Morgan Laforce.


Ray and Paul have experience of management, at Woodbury Down football Club and both live in Canning Town, which is accessible to Takeley Club ground and training areas.

The management, committee and players of Takeley FC wish them both the very best for the coming season.


Takeley FC would like to announce the appointment of Duncan Easley to the role of first team manager

posted 3 Jun 2014, 08:31 by Kim Norris

Following the recent departure of Tony Gold, Pat Curran, Chairman of Takeley FC would like to announce the appointment of Duncan Easley to the role of first team manager.

Duncan comes from a strong footballing background where he has played for Royston, Saffron Walden, and Ware football clubs.  He also brings to the club a wealth of coaching experience which he gained with Buntingford and Royston where he has been the assistant manager since 2008, the year they won promotion to Step 5.  Further successes with Royston came in 2009/10 when they reached the final 16 of FA Vase; 2011/12 saw the club win the league and 3 cups, gaining them promotion to step 4 and also getting to last 32 of the Vase.Finally in 2012/13 they finished 7th in the league only 2 points short of the play-offs.


Duncan has lived in Stansted for ten years and brings with him a good solid understanding of the local football landscape.  The Club are looking forward to working with and supporting Duncan in his new role and believe he is the right man to take the team to the next level bringing sustained success to the team.

Tony Gold resigns

posted 6 May 2014, 01:26 by Kim Norris

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                    28th April 2014

Pat Curran, Chairman of Takeley FC announced that by mutual
consent, Tony Gold Manager of the first team and Steve Grenfell, first team
coach have resigned from their positions within the club.

Pat would like to place on record his thanks and gratitude
for the hard work and commitment shown by both Tony and Steve during their time
with us.

For the few remaining games Morgan LaForce and Alex Martin
will act as caretaker/managers until a formal appointment has been made.

We are presently taking stock of our position and will
announce Tony’s successor in due course.


Press Liaison

Takeley Football Club

Youth U13's win the Blackwater & Dengie League Cup Final

posted 15 Apr 2014, 05:29 by Kim Norris

Well the faces say it all – just look at our U13’s AFTER they won the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League Cup Final against Braintree Town Youth on Sunday (13th April).  Lewis Curran scored from a free kick, followed by a second from Ollie Bell, Jack Verallo scored the third to make it a 3/1 win for our boys.  Well done to the whole team and thank you for bringing some silverware into our club.

Takeley host the League Reserve Shield Final and the League Reserve Championship play off

posted 11 Feb 2014, 03:47 by Kim Norris

Essex Senior League Reserve Shield Final
Sunday, 4 May, 2pm
@ Takeley FC
Essex Senior League Reserve Championship Play Off
Sunday, 11 May, 2pm
East Division Winners v West Division Winners
@ Takeley FC

TFC welcomes Tony Gold and Steve Grenfell

posted 5 Jan 2014, 01:53 by Kim Norris   [ updated 9 Jan 2014, 06:19 ]



Pat Curran, Chairman of Takeley Football Club is extremely pleased to welcome Tony Gold as the new first team manager to take over where Steve Castle left off.


During his career Tony has had success playing, coaching and managing.  Playing for league teams such as Crystal Palace, Hendon FC and Harrow Borough.  In 2000 he started taking coaching badges and obtained Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 / UEFA B, followed in 2002 with Level 1 FA Coaching Futsal badge.   In 2007 he became player/manager at London Lions and in his second season as player/manager, won the Herts County Senior Premier Division gaining promotion to the Spartan South Midlands Division One League.  In his third season in  2012/13 he won the Spartan South Midlands Division One League gaining promotion to the South Midlands Premeir League. He also won the Herts FA Centenary Challenge Trophy in 2010/11. 


Tony has excellent links to youth football and development ensuring future success and has an excellent knowledge, insight and passion for the game which is endorsed by his credentials and references. 


Tony brings with him Steve Grenfell, as his Assistant.  



Steve was with Tottenham Hotspur for three seasons in the early ‘80s and then was transferred to Colchester United and appeared over 70 times for them.  After leaving the club, Steve had spells with non-league clubs including Bromley, Dagenham and Aylesbury United, where he made 48 league appearances in two seasons.


in 1997 he went back to Tottenham and worked in the centre of excellence academy from the U11’s all the way through to the U16’s. In 2000 he ran the community football development team reporting to the club secretary and academy director.


Tony and Steve will be influential in guaranteeing the improvement and success of Takeley Football Club.    


Pat Curran and the management committee of Takeley Football Club are really looking forward to working with Tony and Steve to take the Club to the next level.




Steve Castle Resigns

posted 5 Jan 2014, 01:51 by Kim Norris


Takeley FC’s chairman Pat Curran announced today that, unfortunately, Steve Castle has resigned
as the First Team Manager. Steve has agreed to stay until 21st December 2013 which is the last game
of this year away to Sawbridgeworth.

Our first team coach, TIm Morlette, has agreed to be caretaker manager until the Club finds a
successor for Steve.

Pat Curran stated that he and the management team of Takeley FC would like to take this
opportunity to wish Steve well in his new venture and thank him for all his
hard work and commitment since November 2011Everyone has admired his style of
management and he will be sorely missed.

Takeley FC are now actively seeking a replacement to take over from Steve with immediate
effect. Please email if you have a
Level 2 Coaching as a minimum (UEFA B preferred) and are interested in applying
for this role by 28th December 2013.

Steve Castle on the BBC Essex - listen in !!

posted 30 Oct 2013, 03:53 by Kim Norris

Essex Senior Cup Fourth Round Draw: The draw for the Fourth Round of the Essex Senior Cup will be broadcast by competition supporters BBC Essex just after 4:30pm this Thursday, 31st October, with Billericay Town Manager Craig Edwards and Takeley boss Steve Castle present as special guests.

There are many ways to tune in to BBC Essex. They broadcast on 103.5 and 95.3FM, 729, 765 and 1530MW and on DAB digital. BBC Essex is also available online via and the full draw will be published shortly afterwards at and on Twitter by following @EssexCountyFA.

FA Cup winner !!

posted 17 Aug 2013, 08:43 by Kim Norris

We received this request via our website this morning and feel it's a worthy cause to have on our pages.  We are extremely pleased that John has chosen Takeley FC to start him on his route and hopefully we will be with him at the final !!!!
A word from John below:-
"Hi fellow Footy fans! A 'Gooner' for my sins lol, I'm embarking on a ‘Road to Wembley’ challenge this season, starting with the FA Cup’s initial round and have chosen ‘Takeley v Hadleigh Utd'. I’ll stay with the 'winner' of each round and hopefully end up at the Final @ Wembley on 17.5.2014. I'm raising funds en route, for MGA (Myasthenia Gravis Association). My Daughter suffers with this condition that causes severe muscle weakness and fatigue. I’d be grateful for any donations please to this very worthwhile cause, to: Watch out for my blog, soon to be published, so you can track my progress to Wembley. Many thanks. John (JB)"

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