Ollerton Town Football Club are delighted to announce that former Harworth Colliery and Swallownest manager Lee Needham has joined the club’s backroom team as assistant manager, working alongside manager Dave Winter and fellow assistant Steve Bodle.
A statement from the club says, “Lee, pictured with general manager Adge Owen and manager Dave after officially joining the club tonight, enjoyed spells as a player at Staveley Miners Welfare and Maltby Main before going on to manage Alfreton Town Under 19’s and Staveley Reserves. Lee then took over at Swallownest, guiding them to the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Premier Division title. His most recent spell came at Harworth Colliery where he won the Central Midlands North Division title and guided them to the Northern Counties East League.
The club would like to thank everyone who applied for the vacancy though Lee was the exceptional candidate and we are excited to have him on board. We look forward to him getting stuck in when the team return for pre-season training in two weeks time.”
Lee said on the role, “I got a call from one of the players saying would I be interested so I said I would be interested. I spoke with Dave over the phone and arranged to meet for a chat and to see if we were both on the same page.
“I had a good chat with Dave and Steve and from this it was clear we shared the same ideas of what we would like to do etc. I feel I wanted a new challenge and with some new people so this was a good fit for me I can see the passion for the game both Dave and Steve have which is perfect for me. I’m looking forward to working with them both. There will be a lot of teams going for it next year with 4 teams been promoted it’s not going to be easy but like I said I’m looking forward to building new relationships and seeing how well we can do.
“I’ve missed the banter from the lads you simply can’t get that anywhere else so I’m looking forward to that as well.”