New Management Team At AFC Darwen
Mon 2nd November 2015 | AFC Darwen | By Ian Templeman
AFC Darwen have announced the appointment of a new management team.
Paul Marriott joins the club as first team manager, and with him are a team made up of Scott Campbell and Nick Lloyd as assistant managers and Matt Pilkington as first team coach.
The new team replace the previous management trio of Neil Prince, Neil Black and John O'Toole.
During his time at West Lancashire League side Eagley, Marriott built up the club throughout a successful five years before he returned in 2013 as director of football. During his time in charge he guided the team to the League Cup, the Bolton Hospital Cup and the Lancashire Shield, and to second place in the West Lancashire League Premier Division.
Scott Campbell has joined from Atherton Collieries and has worked with Marriott at Eagley, both as reserve team coach and progressed to be his assistant at for the first team.
He will be working closely with Nick Lloyd who has been involved with the club for five years, as assistant manager from 2010 to 2014 and last season took over as caretaker manager and led the team to victory in the Reusch Cup and promotion into the NWCFL Premier division.
Matt Pilkington is the first team coach, and makes the step up to first team duties after spending time with the youth team last season.
A club statement said: “The message from the management team is that ‘all players are part of the club and all players in the youth team should be aspiring to make the first team’, and the addition of Matt Pilkington to the senior management team will be a way for this to be put firmly into place.
“The club give a wholehearted thank you to Neil Prince, Neil Black and John O'Toole for their efforts during the season”.