Long term Broadbridge Heath Manager Steve Painter steps down

Martin Read – Sports Reporter 

Last Saturday Broadbridge Heath lost 3-1 at home to 7th-placed Crawley Down Gatwick and soon afterwards the Club released the following statement: 

“It is with regret that Broadbridge Heath Football Club announce the resignation of First Team Manager, Steve Painter. We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Steve for the significant contribution he has made to the club, both on and off the field. 

“During his 10 year tenure as First Team Manager, Steve has worked tirelessly to initially maintain, and then improve all football related activities at the club.  This effort provided the platform from which the club secured new, purpose-built facilities as part of the Wickhurst Green development in Broadbridge Heath.  His focused dedication to the club is now part of the club’s rich history and we will be forever grateful for his contribution.”

The Club celebrated their centenary year with the long-awaited opening of their new ground and began this season well, rising to fifth in the table, but subsequent results have resulted in Heath currently occupying the 14th spot in the table.

Pending appointment of a new Manager, Broadbridge Heath are making interim arrangements, meanwhile, the vacant First Team Manager position is described on the Club website, with details of the job requirements and application process –

On Saturday Heath travel to Lingfield (17th)

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