Billingham Social Club - Billingham Town FC
Celebrating 50 Years of Football
Third season at the helm for the silver fox! Oliver stabilised the club in his first season in charge and then followed that up with a successful second season that saw Town come close to promotion. Reached the 4th round of the FA Vase after beginning the tournament at the first qualifying stage, eventually bowing out to losing finalists Cleethorpes Town. Ebullient character and hugely ambitious; Oliver will be looking for promotion at the third time of asking which was part of his three year plan when he joined the club.
Joined the club at the same time as Barry Oliver and became his right hand man in the assistant manager's role. Often took charge for midweek games last season when Oliver worked away. Vocal when needed and still nimble on his feet, especially on the sidelines but sometimes while playing for Billingham Town's over 40s side on a Saturday morning! Fair to say Mr Popple is a 'popular fella' within the club!
1st Team Coach
James Always had a love for coaching football which started at 15, gained BSc Hons in Science and Football and worked with Crewe Alexandera FC as an analyst and Everton FC as a sports scientist which included strength and conditioning, warm ups, analysis, nutrition etc. Working with the first team and U23 squad at Everton with David Unsworth watching how he managed players has helped hima massively, as well as watching how Martinez structured sessions. From watching how the professionals conducted themselves he also know's what is needed individually and as a team to be successful. He has also been working with Blackpool 18’s as the assistant analyst to help him with team shape, all this experience will continue with the squad at Billingham Town.
James believe we have the right people in the right places to build and grow the clubmassively.
Saturday 29th July
At Bede College