Pre-season training and open training session
Pre season training with commence at Wey Court on Tuesday 26th June starting at 7:00 pm followed by an open training session, also at Wey Court, for both first team and under 18’s on Saturday 30th June starting at 11:00.
Jordan Knight appointed assistant to Les
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jordan Knight as assistant to Les Cleevely.
Jordan started his career at AFC Wimbledon and was on their books for 10 years. Jordan completed his apprenticeship at Wimbledon and made his first team debut at 17. After leaving Wimbledon Jordan spent time at Walton Casuals followed by Banstead Athletic before putting his playing career on hold to pursue and further his coaching career.
Jordan is currently going into his 3rd season as Academy Head of Goalkeeping at Wimbledon. He combines this with his role at Chelsea Women where he is 1st Team assistant GK Coach. Jordan has spent the past 3 seasons working with the Women’s Elite Development Squad (U23s) at Chelsea, the first 2 seasons as the GK and assistant coach and the past season (17/18) as the Head Coach. Now moving into the 1st Team environment full time it allows him to go back and continue his playing career, linking up again with Les Cleevely – who has been Jordan’s goalkeeper coach since the age of 9.
Jordan currently holds his UEFA B Licence, FA Youth Award and is awaiting assessment on his Goalkeeping B Licence.
New first team manager
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Les Cleevely as first team manager.
Les’s professional career started with an apprenticeship at Southampton FC. He had spells with Notts County, IFK Kungsbacca in Sweden before coming back to the first of two spells with Crystal Palace.
Having had limited first team experiences and numerous injuries including broken ankles and a broken spine Les moved into non league football playing over 1,000 games for clubs such as Carshalton Athletic, Sutton United, Farnborough Town, Enfield ,Welling United and Dulwich Hamlet where Les had his first non league management experiences.
It was then that Les embarked upon taking his coaching badges which included his UEFA A and goalkeeper A license and as well as this he took a masters degree in sports Psychology .
Les’s first professional coaching job was with Millwall before moving onto Fulham, It was at Fulham Les also had his first experience with ladies football as part of his contract was to work with a very successful ladies set up.
From Fulham Les went to Crystal Palace as the first team goalkeeping coach and was then lucky to spend two years working with Spurs before moving to his Boyhood club Chelsea working at all levels.
Les then embarked on a teaching route at The Harrodian school, other
Teaching roles have included the likes of Charterhouse and Eton.
Managerial roles included Carshalton and Walton and Hersham, Player coach at Aldershot the last two years have been spent building and managing Carshalton’s academy.
Les’s goalkeeping school has now been running for 22 years producing some 60 plus professional goalkeepers and a large number in the semi professional game.
Les will appoint his assistants in due course and we will introduce them as they are appointed.
We will hold a meet the manager session as soon as can be arranged and we look forward to your continued support and progress in the following seasons.
The date for the annual Axtell Cup match between Godalming Town and Guildford City has been announced. The match will be on Tue 31 July KO 7:45pm at Wey Court. It’s a great change to get an early look at the new G’s
Godalming Town to play in Combined Counties Division 1 next season
The new step 5 and 6 leagues have been announced today Friday 25th May. Despite confusion throughout the whole season as to what might happen to the third from bottom team it now confirmed that Godalming are relegated and will play in the Combined Counties first division next season. The full list of teams in CCL1 are shown below:
- AC London
- Ash Utd
- Bedfont and Feltham
- British Airways (P)
- Chessington and Hook
- Dorking Wanderers reserves (N)
- Epsom & Ewell (R)
- Eversley and California
- Farnham Town (R)
- FC Deportivo Galicia
- Fleet Spurs
- Frimley Green
- Godalming Town (R)
- Kensington Borough
- Sandhurst Town (M)
- Tooting Bec FC (P)
P-promoted, R-Relegated, N-New, M-Moved
Ladies Team open training session
LOCATION CHANGE: This session will now held at Burford Lodge Sport Ground; GU8 6HS