Thank you and not goodbye………………

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As the club announces its new Post 16 Academy partnership with Soccer Elite FA we would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Academy Director Jack Midson who leaves this role at the club on 30 June 2023, we grabbed a word with CEO Shelley Holtam:


This new partnership was not something we were ever looking to enter into but in order to honour our commitment to the Year one students we had to make a decision on our educational partner following the changes at Cornwallis Academy at Maidstone. I am sad Jack (Midson) could not get a deal agreed with our new educational provider JACE because I know from discussing things with the Chairman how hard he has worked getting the academy off the ground for the club last season”


“Jack has worked tirelessly at Holm Park to provide the students with the right coaching and educational support to obtain their grades, and on behalf of all the students and everyone here at the club we thank Jack for all his hard work. Jack will continue in his role as first team manager which remains unaffected by this change but we are all confident that this Soccer Elite FA partnership should see some exciting new talent coming through the ranks at Soccer Elite whom will hopefully represent us at Step 4 in the Isthmian League. So thanks for everything Jack and see you at preseason training on Thursday night


Chairman Matthew Smith wanted to say his own personal thank you as Jack leaves his Post 16 Academy role:


Jack was instrumental in us operating an Academy from Holm Park and I know only to well how much time he dedicated to the club and the students, I am sure just like me the students will be sorry to see Jack go but I also know how hard Rich (Radbourne) and the team at Soccer Elite tried to get a deal sorted to keep him at Holm Park”


“As I keep to the promise of taking a more back seat role at the club, I just wanted to praise our new CEO for all the tremendous hard work she has been putting in behind the scenes to not only get this partnership over the line in a record period of time, but also using all the executive team at Holm Park to sort the new season tickets, replica kits, streamline operations and complete our FA club programme. All of these elements are key to the smooth running of our great club

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