Mark, or Pullers as he is better known, joined the club at the start of the season as part of Ash Bailey’s management team and stepped up into the management role when Ash resigned due to work commitments in October. Pullers is now leaving the club having fulfilled his task of keeping the club in the County Premier after picking up the reigns with the club close to the relegation zone. Everyone at the club wishes Pullers all the best in the future and we thank him for his hard work and professionalism during his time as manager.
Lancing FC are rolling out an academy approach over it’s 11 aside teams from U15s right through to U23s. “It is something that works well for larger clubs, to run the same development plan over all their youth sides and we can see the benefits of doing the same at Lancing. Players will be coached to a common playbook, common playing styles and common formations. If an U16 will gain from being moved into the U18s, they will be moved up and challenged, which will enhance their development as a player and develop future 1st team players for the club.
“it is important that we now appoint a long-term management team who share our beliefs as the club moves into a new phase of development both on and off the pitch”, said Lancing FC Chairman Steve Taylor on behalf of the committee. “We have had some good success from the development programme that we introduced this season at U18s and we will be extending this over the U15s / U16s and u23s for the coming season”.
Updated 10:48 - 3 May 2019 by Steve Taylor