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Evans Appointed First Team Coach

We are delighted to welcome Matt onto our first team management team.

Lancing Football Club have appointed Matt Evans as first team coach for the 2020/21 season.

“He’s the perfect fit and I can’t wait to get started now the team is complete.”

Matt has a wealth of experience as a player, with several spells as goalkeeper for the Lancers including proving an integral part of the squad during our successful 2019/20 campaign, and is well-respected amongst the local football community. He will play a key role in assisting newly-appointed co-managers, James Rhodes and Kane Louis, goalkeeper coach Mark Stuart, physiotherapist Georgina Hill, and kit & equipment officers, Tony Wheels and Lloyd Osland.

A primary school teacher, Matt has also had previous management experience at fellow SCFL side, Worthing United, and runs a successful football training programme for girls in Brighton & Hove as part of Brighton Galaxy Girls FA.

On his appointment, co-manager James Rhodes said: “Matt was an important part of our group last season, both on and off the pitch and has been coaching for a long time, so for me he’s the perfect fit and I can’t wait to get started now the team is complete.”

Louis added: “I have known Matt for some years now and firstly he is a great person, he has vast experience from playing, management and coaching. I believe he fits the role and structure of what we are building perfectly. I am very happy with him stepping up to the role.”

“He has vast experience from playing, management and coaching. I believe he fits the role and structure of what we are building perfectly. I am very happy with him stepping up to the role.”

On his successful appointment, Matt was delighted to take on a new challenge: “Thanks to James and Kane for inviting me onto the management team as first team coach. It’s an exciting group of players to work with and I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

Good luck in your new role, Matt!