Interest high in Frickley Athletic manager’s post

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THE quality of applicants for the vacant manager’s position at Frickley Athletic has been “quite high” according to Blues secretary Steve Pennock.

The Evo-Stik Premier League club has received over 20 applications for the position vacated by Peter Rinkcavage and Pennock hopes to have a new man in place before the end of next week.

“There’s been a variation in standards of applications we’ve received but most have been quite high,” he said.

“Hopefully by the end of this week we’ll start sorting interviews out and by the back end of next week we’ll have come to a decision.”

Directors Gareth Dando and Phil McCroakam, along with supporters’ club representative Penny Wall, will oversee the interview process.

Pennock says appointing a new manager is the priority but the club will then swiftly move on to the task of appointing a new chairman following the departure of Pete Bywater.

He said: “We need to get a manager in place first so he can start work on his squad and start arranging friendlies.”

The Blues announced a price freeze on season tickets for next season but matchday ticket prices will increase.

Adult season ticket prices will remain at £135, with an ‘early bird’ price of £126 being available until Wednesday, August 1. Season tickets for OAPS and concessions will be priced at £85, or £75 before the August 1 price increase.

Season tickets for under-16s will remain free of charge.

But matchday prices will increase to £9 for adults and £6 for OAPs and concessions. There will also be a family ticket, consisting of two adults and two children, priced at £18.

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Frickley Athletic Supporters’ Club has organised a ‘working day’ to spruce up the club’s Westfield Lane ground on Sunday. The club has asked fans to spare an hour from 9.30am to help repair and improve ground facilities, including tasks such as painting and cleaning.

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