Compilation - 2013/14
Leamington and Gosport Borough promoted to Conference North and South respectively, Bedworth United relegated to the Northern Premier League Division One South and Kettering Town to Division One Central, and Barwell transferred to the Northern Premier League Premier Division have been replaced by Corby Town and Hinckley United, both relegated from Football Conference North, and Truro City from Conference South together with the four promoted clubs - Burnham, Poole Town, Biggleswade Town, and Hungerford Town
Hemel Hempstead Town
St Albans City
St Neots Town
Division One Central
Following Burnham and Biggleswade Town's promotion to the Premier Division and the transfer of four clubs to Division One South & West (see below), Potters Bar Town have been transferred from Isthmian League Division One North and are joined by Kettering Town, on relegation from the Premier Division, and promoted clubs Aylesbury United, Dunstable Town (both South Midlands League), Egham Town (Combined Counties League), Marlow (Hellenic League), and St Ives Town (United Counties League).
Ashford Town (Middx)
Chalfont St Peter
North Greenford United
Potters Bar Town
St Ives Town
Division One South & West
With Poole Town and Hungerford Town promoted, Abingdon United and Sholing, who both resigned from the League, joining Winchester City at Step 5 and with no clubs relegated from the Premier Division or being promoted from either the Western or Wessex Leagues, the Leagues Committee of the FA was left with no alternative other than to transfer four clubs - Fleet Town, Godalming Town, Guildford City, and Thatcham Town - from Division One Central, together with Stratford Town, on promotion from the Midland Football Alliance.
Bridgwater Town - Richard Fey is standing down as Assistant Manager of Premier Division club Chippenham Town to take over the post of Manager of Division One South & West side Bridgwater Town.
A former goalkeeper with the likes of Frome Town, Mangotsfield United and Bristol Manor Farm, he previously managed Western League side Bitton. He joined Chippenham as assistant-manager in May 2012.
Didcot Town - the Club is looking to appoint a new first-team manager after Gary Elkins has ruled himself out from fulfilling the role next season.
The former Wimbledon, Fulham and Swindon Town player, who took over as manager in March 2011, was unable to fully commit due to work but has expressed a desire to still be involved and the club are delighted to accommodate his wishes. The process of finding a replacement is well underway and the club are, in fact, not looking for any further applicants at this stage.
Hitchin Town - the Club has appointed Mark Burke as manager with immediate effect after a short spell as `interim` boss. Burke, whose association with the club goes back to 1985, played over 700 games for Hitchin between 1985 and 2005. He was captain of the team that pulled off two FA Cup giantkilling feats in 1994 and 1995 and also led the Canaries to promotion in 1993 and 1999. In recent years, Burke has been coach and assistant-manager at Hitchin, serving under Robbie O’Keefe and Carl Williams. He is also Hitchin’s community officer and has presided over a vast range of community-based projects. Burke has appointed former team-mate Adam Parker as his assistant. Parker scored over 100 goals in a Hitchin career that spanned 1995-2005 and was a popular figure at the club throughout that period. Parker brings with him managerial experience from his time with Hatfield Town and Chesham United.
Hitchin Managing Director Andy Melvin said “There are no two more committed Hitchin Town people than Mark Burke and Adam Parker. Mark’s wealth of experience and understanding of the club will be crucial in taking us forward next season. Adam was one of the best players to play for Hitchin Town during my time as manager and his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.”
Redditch United - Simon Redhead has parted company as manager of Premier Division club Redditch United. After a successful career as player in non-League football, Redhead moved into management in 2009 with Alvechurch, guiding them to their highest finish in the Midland Alliance two years running, including a Birmingham Senior Cup appearance and winning two Worcester Senior Urns. He had a spell managing Redditch in the Conference North in 2010/11 season before moving into a scouting role for a number of Conference Premier clubs before returning to the Redditch helm in the summer of 2012.
Redhead said “My position became untenable following a meeting with chairman Chris Swan last Thursday as he decided to reduce the budget further and lead the club down a reserve and youth route for the future success. Having worked with one of the lowest budgets in the league, including three reductions last season, we felt the position became impossible to continue. I’m very proud of what we achieved last year in difficult circumstances, working incredibly hard to achieve our objective of survival and narrowly missing out on penalties to Stourbridge in the Worcester Senior Cup. Towards the end of the season we had made progress with the side and were looking forward to developing this next season. I want put on record my best wishes to the club and new manager Liam MacDonald who has move from player community coach to first-team manager.”
Also leaving along with Redhead are his management team of Asa Charlton and Kim Casey.
McDonald becomes Redditch`s fifth manager in two seasons. McDonald played a key role in keeping the Reds in the Southern Premier last season. But after spells with clubs including Tamworth, Kettering Town and Worcester City, the midfielder is ready to make the move into management.
Slough Town - Steve Bateman and assistant Fred Cummings have left Division One Central club Slough Town by mutual consent. Chairman Steve Easterbrook said “I would personally and on behalf of the club like to thank Steve and Fred for their committed service during their time at the club and wish them and their families all the best for the future. Steve and Fred will always be welcome back and both leave Slough with everyone’s best wishes. Since the end of the season and following numerous discussions and meetings, both Steve and myself agree that the time is right for a change.”
Bateman took over the management of the club towards the end of the 2008/09 season and immediately guided the team away from the threat of relegation. Over the next four seasons, under his management, the club achieved three play-off positions. This season saw the club narrowly miss out on a play-off position, despite amassing eighty-three points, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Red Insure Cup. The club also enjoyed a fantastic FA Cup run when they were finally defeated after a replay on penalties in the First Round Proper by Mansfield Town - a club who went on to secure promotion into the professional Football League. To avoid any speculation no decision has been taken with regard to a new manager and a further statement will follow in due course.