Padiham announce new management team

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North West Counties Football League Club Padiham have appointed Steve Wilkes and Steve Cunningham as their new management team for the forth coming 2012-13 football season.

Both have experience at the level Padiham play in the non-league structure with Wilkes having managed at Padiham between 2004 and 2007.

Steve Cunningham has played for a number of North West Counties sides and assisted Wilkes at Ashton Athletic last season. Both resigned their position at Ashton this week before getting the nod to replace former Padiham manager Craig Chadwick.

Padiham FC secretary Alan Smith said “We had an excellent response from a lot of highly qualified people for the position of manager at Padiham Football Club, but the main requirement alongside having managed at North West Counties Football League level was to be able to attract and play more local players”.

The Storks start their new league season on Saturday 4th August, with pre-season friendlies to be announced for July and pre-season training to start on Tuesday 19th June.