Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Football: Salvation Army December digest

Despite the wintry weather and the Christmas period, it has been a busy time for Salvation Army FC, especially off the field.
With current First Team Manager, Danny Reynolds relinquishing his duties due to the birth of his first child, his current assistant, Sam Dickie has stepped up to the plate and will become Army’s ninth permanent manager.
Dickie has impressed the management of the club while taking over from Reynolds while on a recent holiday and a look at Dickie’s footballing credentials show a pedigree on the pitch which will hopefully be evident in a managerial role.
A former county representative at youth level, Dickie eventually progressed into the ranks at Stowmarket Town but he has also had a long affiliation with the Army, making his debut back in September 1992.
After more than 250 appearances and 70 goals for the club, Dickie takes over in January.
Dickie will inherit a team that has shown strong improvements in the winter period, with two league victories against Parkside part of a four-match unbeaten run.
The only disappointing news for Army is that Jon Doughty, who had performed stoutly in the middle of defence since moving from left-back, has jetted off to Australia for an indefinite period.
Doughty was captain for the day in his last match and epitomised his playing style when he smashed in a left-footed free kick with tremendous power, contributing to a 2-1 victory.
The club wishes to thank Danny for his hard work, enthusiasm and skill during his tenure as manager and are delighted that he will continue to be involved with the club.
In other news, the club have been awarded the Suffolk and Ipswich League Sportsmanship Award for Junior Clubs for the month of November.
The award is a clear sign of the high standards the club adheres to, both on and off the pitch.
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