Yeadon named as new Spittal manager

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Spittal Rovers Football Club are delighted to welcome back former player Paul Yeadon, who steps into the vacant manager’s position with immediate effect.

Following last week’s meeting, members of the club’s committee were very impressed by the 32 year-old’s experience and aspirations as well as his footballing CV.

After listening to his views on local football and where he believes he can take the club long term, those in attendance made an appointment which will undoubtedly help Rovers to achieve their goals and objectives over the coming seasons.

Alnwick based Yeadon works as a Community Sports Development Officer for Active Northumberland and is also the East Northumberland SFA U14s manager. As a junior, Paul went through the Berwick Rangers youth system before becoming part of Carl Hudson’s Northern Alliance Premier Division squad at Spittal. A move into the Northern League followed with Alnwick Town and after several seasons at St James’ Park he returned to the Northern Alliance with Alnwick Town Reserves.

In the dugout, Paul has previously been in charge at Alnwick Town Reserves and at the age of just 28, he was approached to take charge of the first team in the Northern League 2nd Division, a role he fulfilled over a two year period.

Richard Baxendale spoke of the club’s delight at securing his former team mate’s services. “This is massive for us. Paul was a great player and he has his finger on the pulse when it comes to local football.

“The experience that he has gained through previous management roles and his work, combined with his impressive coaching background will ensure that Spittal Rovers are a professionally run outfit, which is what we set out to achieve back in January.

“This job is unique in the fact that he is starting with a completely clean slate and I am sure, knowing Paul well, that he will put his stamp on it to the best of his ability.”