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Harris and Hinks join Hednesford

Wednesday 25/10/2023

Hednesford Town are pleased to announce that Harry Harris has joined the club as First Team Manager with Steve Hinks also arriving as his assistant.

Harry, 34, has been involved in management from a young age at 27 and has built his reputation amongst the lower local leagues before getting the chance to take over at Walsall Wood just under three years ago where he led the club to promotion from Step 5 last season. This season Harry continued Walsall Wood’s good form with the club currently comfortably in 10th in the club’s first ever season at Step 4 as well as taking the club to the First Round Proper of the FA Trophy for the first time in its history which included a 3-0 victory over ourselves earlier in the season.

Steve, 57, has a wealth of experience throughout non league serving as a number 2 at a range of clubs including Tamworth, Nuneaton, Sutton Coldfield, Pelsall, Coalville, Bridgnorth, Rushall and Wolves Sporting to name just a few and has been a huge part of the success at Walsall Wood. He is also a local lad and attended many of the big days in our clubs history as a supporter including the famous FA Cup run in the ninties.

Chairman Hayden Dando said “We knew we had to move quickly to appoint a new manager, everyone can see where we are in the table, however it also had to be the right appointment. We didn’t put it out there for CV’s we instead spoke to a selection of managers who we targeted as being right for the job. Harry’s achievements cannot be ignored and I felt from meeting with both him and Hinksey that they would be really up for the challenge at the club. They both believe we can not only stay up but thrive, we have been able to increase the budget from where we started over the last few weeks thanks to a combination of our attendances as well as some superb commercial work so we were able to offer them a budget that they can achieve something with, not just for this season which has to be focused on getting safe in the short term but also in future seasons to come. There is some positive news surrounding the future of the club which will be released at the appropriate time and these two are going to be a big part of what we do. It was time for something fresh at Keys Park and I’m excited at working with these gents. Welcome to the Pitmen”

On his appointment Harry said “I’m really honoured to be given the opportunity to manage this fantastic football club. In my opinion it’s historically the biggest non league club in the midlands so to be appointed manager is a very proud day for me and my family. I’m going to give it everything I have in order to start picking up results and putting smiles on faces of the players and fans”.

Assistant Manager Steve Hinks said “ it’s Very emotional for me being involved with Hednesford town and it’s fantastic history. Being a local lad I first went down to keys park in the 70s so it’s a massive honour and privilege to be part of this club”.

Harry and Steve will take charge of training on Thursday and will be in the dugout for Saturday’s home game with Stalybridge Celtic.



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