Chard Town Football Club has appointed James Govier as the new reserve team manager for next season.

The club, hoping to be accepted into the Devon and Exeter League, is positively buzzing about the appointment.

James Govier brings with him over 14 years of managerial experience.

He has, in the past, successfully managed at Chard United, Ilminster Town, Combe St Nicholas, and Seaton Town across the PSDL, Devon & Exeter League, and Somerset County League.

Chairman Mark Parris said: "We had an informal chat with James and was impressed with his knowledge, organisation, confidence and positivity".

Govier's vast experience is expected to bring in balance to the team, by inducting good experienced players while also bolstering the youth representation in the team.

He expressed his excitement about this new journey: "I'm delighted to be joining Chard Town and believe the short- and long-term prospects of the club are very exciting."

The new manager also extended an invitation to former players and those interested in joining the club to be part of the pre-season and observe the positive changes steadily taking place.

He continued: "I'm sure that both fans and players alike will be very excited with the style of play I will be introducing, and fully expect that to translate into results on the pitch".

The club hopes this new appointment will ensure a progressive path for players coming through U16 and U18 level to remain with the club.