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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.