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

The club has reapplied to the Devon and Exeter League and hope to be accepted at the next AGM.

Club chairman, Mark Parris, commented on the appointment, saying: "We had an informal chat with James and was impressed with his knowledge, organisation, confidence and positivity."

The club is eager to create a path for the U16 and U18 players to stay with the team.

"Last season seven of the under 18s appeared for the first team," Parris stated.

He also expressed his confidence in Govier's ability to create a balance in the team, saying: "I'm sure James will bring in some good experienced players to balance the youth element."

Govier brings over 14 years of managerial experience having held managerial positions at Chard United, Ilminster Town, Combe St Nicholas, and Seaton Town.

He has led his teams to multiple victories in league titles and cup honours.

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

He hopes to attract former and new players to the club with the changes he plans to introduce.

"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."