Kelsey named Athersley boss

New Athersley Rec manager Shane Kelsey. Picture:

Shane Kelsey will take charge of Athersley Rec when the season resumes after being appointed as their new manager.

Kelsey is the permanent replacement for Graham Nicholas who left after the first game of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division season.

Pete Goodlad will be concentrating on his role as general manager.

Kelsey, the former Garforth Town, Ossett Albion, Shaw Lane and Hemsworth Miners Welfare star, came out of retirement for Rec at the beginning of the campaign and galvanised a recovery.

He had originally joined the club as a coach.

Kelsey will be surrounded in his new role by numerous coaches in Ryan Eastwood, Kevan Locke, Chris Rix and Tony Wignall.

Stalwart Adam White and Richard Liversedge will manage the reserves.

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