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New managers at Bedfont & Feltham and Hanworth Villa

Plus a County FA community award for Bedfont Sports chairman Dave Reader

Gaffer: New Bedfont & Feltham manager Dean Thomas

Combined Counties League clubs Bedfont & Feltham and Hanworth Villa have both announced their new managers.

The new man in the hot seat at The Orchard is Dean Thomas, who has previously taken the helm at Guildford City, Cove and Sandhurst Town, following a playing career which took him to Kingstonian, Carshalton, Bromley and Hendon.
His assistant will be James Wise, who was in the same role at Hillingdon Borough when they got to the FA Vase final in 2006.

Thomas replaces Wayne Tisson, who stepped down after leading Bedfont & Feltham to within a whisker of promotion, as well as landing a second successive Middlesex Senior Cup win.

All change: New Hanworth Villa manager Gary Jenkins

Meanwhile, Villa have brought in former Ashford Town, Bedfont, Feltham, Hampton, Hounslow Town, Maidenhead United and Walton and Hersham player Gary Jenkins as manager.

Jenkins, who also coached many of the teams he played for, as well as scouting for Margate and Chelsea's academy, was most recently reserve team manager at Uxbridge.

He replaces Leo Stevenson, who had one season in charge at Rectory Meadow, but in his final week landed both the Southern Combination Cup and Combined Counties Premier Challenge Cup.

Award: Bedfont Sports chairman Dave Reader

Meanwhile, Bedfont & Feltham U18s are looking for players for next season. Trials will take place on June 8,15, 22 and 29 from noon to 2pm. Call Gary Bridges on 07506 677163 for more details.

Elsewhere, Bedfont Sports chairman Dave Reader has won the Middlesex County FA People’s Choice Award (Outstanding Contribution to Community Football).

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