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Two new coaches have signed on at March Town

March Town FC have added two coaches to their backroom staff as their pre-season preparations click into gear.

Guy Habbin and Kai Brownhill have joined manager Arran Duke’s coaching team at The Hares, who will be competing in the Eastern Counties League (ECL) Premier Division next season.

Habbin was recently manager at Haverhill Borough, while Brownhill has previously worked at Oakham United and Glinton & Northborough.

Haverhill Borough v Lakenheath FC - Haverhill Borough manager, Guy Habbin .Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (47425649)
Haverhill Borough v Lakenheath FC - Haverhill Borough manager, Guy Habbin .Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (47425649)

Duke, who has also secured the services of assistant manager Mark Warren, told the club website: “I’m really pleased to announce that the backroom staff for the coming season is almost complete.”

“I’m over the moon that Mark Warren has agreed to stay at the club, and equally delighted to welcome to the club two coaches in Guy Habbin and Kai Brownhill.”

Habbin, who has been managing for a number of years, will be assisting on match-days as well as coaching.

“I have always admired the club’s fanbase,” he said. “I’m also looking forward to meeting the players and working with them, I’m excited as there is a very good group of players here.”

“I am ambitious and want to coach the best players in the league I can, I am grateful that Arran and Mark have given me that chance.

“There are lots of good sides in the league and I’m relishing the opportunity to see how we fare against all of them.”

Brownhill, who confirmed last Friday that he would be joining the club, said: “Arran has a long term goal to grow the club and that long term commitment is what I am looking for.”

“It's a fantastic opportunity and a great club with passionate supporters and a really welcoming committee, I can't wait to get started.

“I’m looking forward to every game and the opportunity to turn a few heads this year. I can imagine that we won't be fancied this season so we have no pressure on us, meaning we can have a go and upset a few of the 'big boys'”.

Both coaches have stressed the importance of getting the club’s supporters on board ahead of an exciting new season.

March Town begin their pre-season agenda in July, with a number of friendly matches already scheduled.

Duke’s side will kick things off against Over Sports on July 3, before travelling to Great Shelford one week later.

Further friendlies will include matches against Holbeach United, Kings Lynn Town U21 and Biggleswade.

The 2021/22 ECL Premier Division is planned to commence on July 31.

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