Rockley is new Clipstone assistant manager

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NCEL Premier Division club Clipstone FC have appointed Paul Rockley as assistant manager to manager Billy Fox.

Paul, who is a UEFA B licensed coach, was previously first team coach at Eastwood Community FC and was also part of the coaching set-up at Mansfield Town Youth Academy.

“I am honoured to join Clipstone - a club with a proud history and passionate fans, which I was proud to witness at the recent Notts Senior Cup final,” he said.

“I am looking forward to working with Billy and the first team squad, building on from last season and continuing to push the attacking playing philosophy that Billy and I share.

“Together we will be establishing and developing the Mansfield links in the local community.

“These links are key elements that I have expertise in developing, through my coaching roles at Mansfield Town and in men’s football with Eastwood Community, where I have been keen to promote youth into men’s football and keep the strong links with the fans while maintaining a winning mentality.”

He added: “The team came very close to winning silverware last season and Billy and myself are looking to continue the progress that the club has made over the last two seasons.”

Clipstone finished 13th in the Premier Division last season and were pipped on penalties by Basford United in the Notts FA Senior Cup final.