Club News: Under 23 development team

The club are delighted to Announce Chris Rea (pictured middle) as the club’s new Under 23s development squad manager. Chris Scott (pictured right) and Craig Ottley (pictured left) make up this very exciting management team.

Rea an experienced county league player at Westfield, Rye United and Sidley United was part of the Bexhill United first team squad and actually played for United in the FA Cup tie at the Saffrons last season. He was also assistant manager of the United Under 23s.

Craig also makes the same move from the Polegrove having also been part of Ryan Light’s first team squad at Bexhill last season. Again an experienced county league player who is also a former town player having had a spell at the Saffrons.

Last but not least Chris Scott. Another Very experienced county league player for Rye United and Sidley United and was also part of the very successful Stamco team that blitzed through the leagues.

Assistant Manager Jamie Podmore is delighted with the management team put together.

“It’s a really exciting appointment. A management team, with an awful lot of knowledge, experience and know how to pass onto young players to aid there development”

“Reazer really caught our eye last season with the work he did with the Bexhill United under 23s team” United 23’s were sitting top of the table when lockdown hit, and had inflicted 2 defeats on our very own 23s (2-0 at the Polegrove and 4-3 at the Saffrons)

Podmore added “He was very good with the young player’s and the team played in the mould he does as a player – 100%, high intensity and full of heart and desire”

“We know Reazer, Scotty and Otts will be very well Organised and set high standards which is a great environment for young players to develop in – we are really looking forward to working with them”

With Mark Simpson and Lee Walsh also recently appointed as the management of the under 18s, the clubs development of its players is in safe hands

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