The club yesterday were informed by first team assistant manager, Rob Horton, that he would be stepping down from his role. With work commitments increasing, Rob felt that he no longer was able to devote the time that is needed to the role. Rob placed on record his thanks to the players for always giving him 100% during training sessions and fir the support he received from them during the last few years in the role.
Rob has been instrumental in the part he has played in the clubs resurgence over the past few years and has provided first team manager, Roy Mason great support in the most successful period in the clubs history. He has helped guide rage club to a County Cup final in 2013/14 and a league runners up slot in 2012/13 as well as winning two Keighley Cups. Indeed he managed the side in the 2012/13 win over Silsden Whitestar (pictured)
The club would like to thank Rob for all his efforts over this period and wish him all the best for the future and hope that he will still remain involved in the club when his work load eases.
The search now starts for a replacement and any interested persons are asked to contact manager, Roy Mason for more details
The club held it's annoual presentation on Saturday night at Steeton Hall.
The winners were as follows:
Top Scorer - Lee Reilly
Players Player - Arley Barnes
Managers Player - Arley Barnes
Top Scorer -Greig Hudson
Players Player - Andy Briggs
Managers Player - Alistair Morgan
Top Scorer - Jack Wrigglesworth
Players Player - Jonah Smith
Managers Player - Jonah Smith
Melvin Briggs Trophy - Club Man of The Year
Steeton AFC are delighted to announce their first signing for the new season. Former Silsden skipper, James Nettleton has agreed to join the club next season.
Manager Roy Mason said "I am delighted that Nettsy has decided to join us next season, I know that he has had quite a few offers this season and that he see's us as a progressive club and one that he feels he can contribute a lot towards. Whilst our push for next season in the main is towards younger players, I felt that his experience of playing at a higher level and the respect and contacts that he has within the game it was too good an opportunity to miss. It is a testament of what we are doing that we can attract players of his calibre and I see this as the first of many signings that the club will be making this pre season".
The Under 18 side last night added the league cup to the league title we won last month. Tom Leach struck the opening goal within the first two minutes, however Steeton had to wait before they could add a second as Sam Fox cooly finished with twenty minutes remaining.
It has been a great achievement by John Mortimer and the lads.