STEVE RILEY PROGRAMME ARTICLE
By Bashley Football Club | Tuesday 8th September 2015
I would like to thank all the supporters and everyone behind the scenes for the
warm welcome on my return to Bashley FC. I have very good memories both as
a player and manager at this fantastic club and together with the chairman,
board and all the volunteers I hope we can bring the good times back.
I know it has been a very turbulent few years at Bashley, however, there is a
good core of hardworking people who will strive to work together in an effort to
My return to the club was a late appointment, which has its problems of playing
catch up! It is my job to try and turn things around on the football pitch after a
disappointing 2014/15 season.
I have added 12 players to our squad, Damien Locke is now the reserve team
manager and also playing catch up! I thank him for his efforts so far and I'm sure
he will do a great job.
The aspirations of the club are to retain our Southern League status, after a
difficult start to the season I am working hard to recruit some experienced
players to help our young squad and start winning matches.
The Club is going through a transition period both on and off the pitch, so I ask
the supporters to be patient and everyone pulling in the same direction and
remaining positive will breed results and ultimately success.
The fans both home and away have been superb and on behalf of the players and
management a big thank you, it is much appreciated.