Swanage Town & Herston FC - Club Statement

6th September 2015

This evening (05/09/15), club Chairman Mark Watson has received, and accepted, the resignation of Swans First Team manager Alan Lay. Head Coach Brian Churchill and Goalkeeping Coach Ben Sullivan also said their goodbyes after today’s Dorset Premier League match at Balti Sports.

Although disappointed to see Alan and most of his staff leave, they do so with the club\'s best wishes and all at Day’s Park would like to thank the departing trio for their efforts over a two year period in which Swans achieved their best DPL finish for a number of years.

Their departures to pursue opportunities higher up the non-league pyramid is perfectly understandable as both on and off the pitch, elevation back to Step 6 and beyond is something Swanage are still building towards, but know it isn’t a realistic possibility at this moment in time. Because of this, there has been speculation in the local media linking our former management team with a Wessex Premier side, but, out of respect to the individuals and any club concerned, Swanage will not be commenting on any future appointments that Alan, Brian and Ben may take.

Going forward, this now sees the Club needing to appoint a caretaker manager for next Saturday’s trip to Hamworthy Recreation. This will be announced at the earliest possible opportunity in time for the team to be prepared properly and fully for this match.

Furthermore, a permanent successor for Alan is now required and applicants are urged to contact Chairman Mark Watson on 07967776867 to discuss this role further.

FA Inter League Cup - Rnd 1 Draw

11th May 2015



(Matches to be completed by Saturday 26 September)

Dorset County FA Volunteer Awards

14th March 2015

At its recent annual awards ceremony, the DORSET COUNTY FA recognised the following people who have made an outstanding contribution to football in Dorset and who have had an association within our League.

Congratulations go to Mr Colin Morris & Mr Paul Harding

Football Stadia Improvement Fund - Funding Criteria Changes

7th December 2014

Funding Criteria Changes (see FA News)

FA National Adults Grassroots Conference

6th December 2014

FA National Adults Grassroots Conference (see FA News page)