By Bashley Football Club | Wednesday 17th June 2015


Following the boost from the FA with a reprieve to remain as a Southern League
club for the 2015/16 season, Bashley can reveal their new manager as former
Chelsea player David Stride who takes over the reins with immediate effect.

David Stride played over 30 games for Chelsea in the late 70’s before embarking
on a new life playing professionally in the States. An early 80’s return to Millwall
followed by a stint at Leyton Orient before moving back to the States mid 80’s.

Now firmly based in Lymington Stride said, “I’ve been out of it for a few years
now since the Lymington job. I had a chat with my brother Glen who is an ex-
Bournemouth pro and have also known Graham Speechley-Price for a long time
now and I saw what happened last year.”

“There are a lot of young lads here and speaking to Glen we decided that we
would come up and try and change it round a bit. We’re not going to set the
world alight but at the same time we will try and instil a bit of confidence, get
them fit, maybe one or two additions, maybe three, I don’t know, we will have to
see how it goes. I’m not going to go wholesale changes I want to see what I have
here first, although we have a good idea of what we want to do.”

When looking at new additions for the squad Stride added, “There are one or two
lads that I would like to have here but I will only go to them when I have seen
what I’ve got here. If I have someone in that position already then I’m not going to
go and get him in. We’ll see what we have, they are all very enthusiastic.”

Looking ahead to aims for the season, Stride has a realistic and balanced view,
“By the end of August my aim is to have a decent side out there trying to get
results. We need to try and get a few results and instil a bit of confidence into
the boys, I’m not talking wins left right and centre, I’m talking the odd win here,
the draw but obviously if things go better than that terrific. There is no easy fix,
you have to grind your way through it and gradually improve and improve through
the season,” concluded Stride.

Following the huge success with our reserves in the Wyvern Combination
League finishing as champions, Bashley are also pleased to confirm Martin
Spiers as manager for the forthcoming season.

The club sponsorship brochure detailing various opportunities is available to
download from our website.
We are keen to look at additions to our squad both first team and reserves,
anyone wishing to apply for roles within the club including players please email
your CV to

Bashley FC held their AGM on Monday 15th June where Angela Speechley-
Price continues as Chair with Tim Allan stepping into the vacant Vice-Chairman

Angela Speechley-Price Bashley FC Chair said; “I’m pleased to finally have
secured a manager to take us forward into an exciting new season for Bashley,
with everything else progressing in the right direction Bashley fans can look
forward to a good positive season.”
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