Buckingham Athletic U18s management team to stand down

It is with regret that Buckingham Athletic Football Club have had to accept the resignations of both Dan Turney and Sam Pateman who have advised that they will be stepping down as youth team manager and coach at the end of the season.

Dan Turney and Sam Pateman

Dan and Sam wanted the club to know as soon as possible so that the process of finding a new management team could start immediately.

Club Chairman, Tony Checkley said:

It is with regret that I have had to accept both Dan and Sam’s resignations and have to say they will be sorely missed.

Although Dan has only been with us for one season his level of detail and organisation has been top class. Unfortunately Dan has found that due to his own work levels and other new ventures he would not be able to commit the amount of time to the running of the team and has therefore reluctantly decided to step down.

Sam has been with us for 4 years and enjoyed a huge amount of success in that time – County Cup, League Titles and taking the youth team to the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup. Sam is looking to take advantage of some time away travelling and doesn’t feel it would be fair to the club to make too many commitments at this stage.

On behalf of all the committee and players I want to send our sincere thanks to both Dan and Sam for all of their hard work and dedication over the last few years and wish them the best of luck in their new ventures.

I want to finish by reiterating that the Youth team is a very important piece of the Athletic set-up so the difficult task of looking for a new manager starts now as we really want somebody in place as soon as possible so if anybody is interested they should contact me or Colin Howkins on theath1933@aol.com.

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