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NEWS: Dave Hoole re-appointed Cobras’ boss!

Clipstone Football Club are delighted to announce the re-appointment of manager Dave Hoole alongside Dale Spragg, who was previously at the Cobras with Hoole as assistant manager and rejoins again as his number 2.

Hoole brings with him credentials of a modern, successful manager following a spell as the reserve team manager at Matlock Town before he took the first team job on an Interim basis. After one defeat in eight matches moving from 3rd bottom to mid-table Matlock then appointed Hoole as the permanent manager in April 2018. Following this, Dave Hoole took the first team manager reigns at the Cobras in 2019 before departing in November 2021 due to unforeseen work commitments.

Dave Hoole said on his return: “It feels great to be back & myself and Dale can’t wait to get started again, maybe a different league so either way it will be a challenge but one we’re looking forward to, plenty of work to be done rebuilding but relishing all the challenges along the way, Clipstone deserves to be higher, the work done over the last 3 years is nothing less than remarkable, this is now a “CLUB” first team, reserves, Clipstone Colts, volunteer’s, staff, managers, committee & supporters, and the future is looking very good, growth and sustainability is something that everyone at the club is onboard with, I know that the support from the fans depends on the games you win and how you win them (playing attractive football) so hopefully they can all get down and back the boys and the club in our attempts to bounce back.

There was a large number of great local candidates for the Managers position and the committee are hopeful that some of these will become part of the backroom staff at the club to further bolster the future of local talent playing at Clipstone FC.

Vice Chairman Paul Griffiths stated “we’ve invested a lot of time and money at the club to ensure that we are in a strong position to move forward sustainably, with a new reserves team joining the ranks there will be plenty of opportunities for local talent to shine. With the management team still unappointed for the reserves, we are hopeful that we can get some of the applicants involved to allow us to provide one of the best offerings of football at all ages as the pathway from U7s through to 1st team football is for the first time complete. We’re thrilled to have Dave and Dale on board again as they share the same ethics and desire as everyone within the club and we are sure whoever they choose to join the backroom staff will share the same beliefs”

Welcome back to the club Dave & Dale! 🐍

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