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Robinson Made U23s Manager
Margate Football Club is delighted to announce Margate FC Youth Director of Coaching, Paul Robinson, has been selected as the club’s new Under 23s Manager.
The appointment comes following the departure of Jay Stubberfield, who takes on the role as Assistant Manager of East Grinstead.
The club would like to thank Jay for his contribution, coaching an outstanding side to win the Bostik Development League Champion of Champions title, and wish him all the best as he takes this step forward in his coaching career.
Robinson, who has been a part of the club’s youth infrastructure for five years, will now guide the team forwards.
Robinson has covered a number of roles at the club, including Manager of Margate Under 18s who he guided to a league and cup double in 2016.
Robinson holds a UEFA A License besides years of experience across the game and currently works at Charlton Athletic Community Trust as Kent Social Inclusion Manager.
Following meetings at Hartsdown Park, Robinson was offered and has accepted this new role.
Speaking about the exciting new challenge ahead, Robinson outlined his plans to further develop the player pathway at Margate.
“I’m delighted to take on the role of Manager of Margate Under 23s. After a successful previous season, my aim is to nurture, mould and develop our future players, looking within our current set up and via recruitment.”
“I see my role also as a buffer between the youth and our newly formed academy at Herne Bay which is hugely positive for the football club. Our ultimate aim, is to develop players to play for our First Team in the Bostik League and following conversations with the club, I’m really pleased with our vision moving forwards.”
Earlier in the week, Joint First Team Manager Mike Sandmann, echoed Robinson’s sentiments, at the Club’s Fans’ Question and Answer session.
“We want players from Margate to be a part of our work. We want players to come through into our first team and we think with Paul’s appointment will bring the youth, under 18s, academy together as one.”
“We want that natural progression for when these kids come in aged 12, 13, 14 to have the aspirations to be part of the first team. Hopefully, you’ll see that this year as we plan to have more young players in and around the first team.”
Saturday, 26 May 2018
By Charlotte Richardson