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As you will have probably already seen on “SportsShorts” Scott Reynolds has been appointed as the club’s new first team manager.

The former Ath goalkeeper has managed at Grendon Rangers, Winslow United, Leighton Town & Aylesbury FC manager has beaten off some tough opposition to land the role vacated by Neil Griffiths, whose tenure at the club was due to end in the summer but was brought forward due to the current pandemic affecting football across the globe.

Obviously the situation we all find ourselves in means we have no idea when football at our level will return but we wanted to get somebody in place as soon as possible so the planning can start.

There were a number of reasons why we chose Scott, he obviously knows the club very well and therefore understands what we are trying to achieve and he also knows the people here. However, although Scott is only in his early 30’s he has a vast experience not only at this level but higher as well and we hope that he will be able to use some of this to take us forward.

Scott Reynolds said to SportsShots on his appointment:

“Joining Buckingham Athletic FC as the new first team manager is a privilege.

I know and trust the people at the club very well and that was one of the main factors in my decision to accept the role.

I look forward to working with all the people at the club, both on and off the pitch, and using my previous experience and contacts to push the club forward and take it where it wants to be.

We can also announce a very exciting backroom team who will be supporting Scott through the season.

Scott Reynolds has now brought in Ryan Gurton as his assistant. Ryan has worked with Scott before at Ardley United & has UEFA B qualifications and comes with a wealth of experience from his time at Oxford City, Ardley and Banbury United.

Ashley Harris will pick up the position of first team coach, he has also worked with Scott on a number of occasions. Ashley also has UEFA B qualifications and has a huge amount of experience that Athletic are hoping to take advantage of – Ashley was with Leighton Town last season.

Matt Moran will be our goalkeeping coach – he has worked with Scott at both Leighton Town and Aylesbury FC.

Meanwhile our Under 25 Development team remains the same as last season with John McAndrew as team manager and Stuart Tavener as his assistant.

In addition to this we are really pleased that we can announce that Sam Pateman returns to Athletic as Club coach – Sam will work closely with all our  teams where he will help plan out coaching sessions to ensure that similar coaching exercises and techniques are used between all teams.”

Finally, I am really pleased to welcome back Steve Farmborough who will take up the role of Football coordinator who will work with all 3 teams, youth and senior, to make sure that there is a clear pathway from Youth through to the first team.

I first want to welcome all of the new faces to Buckingham Athletic and look forward to working with them all – I am really pleased with the strength in depth with both our senior teams and look forward to the start of the season.

Many thanks to Andy Bone and Dale James of SportShots  for their continued support and use of pictures.