Frickley boss steps down after defeat

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Wayne Benn has resigned at Frickley Athletic

Wayne Benn has resigned after Frickley Athletic’s home 3-0 defeat to Thackley.

Benn took charge of Frickley very close to pre-season in June and had to assemble a squad at very short notice.

Results were good at the start of the campaign but recent months have been difficult.

There is no doubt though that Benn leaves positives elements as his tenure has helped raise the crowds at Westfield Lane as his squad contained a number of local lads.

A statement said: “Frickley Athletic can confirm that, following this afternoon’s 3-0 defeat to Thackley AFC, 1st Team Manager Wayne Benn has tendered his resignation from the role, which the club has accepted.

“Firstly, the club would like to express its thanks to Wayne, Andy and Jay for all their hard work and efforts with the 1st team so far this season. They joined the club during a difficult period of transition in the summer and their efforts to stabilise the club on the pitch over the course of this season have been very much appreciated

“Under 23’s manager Martin Beaumont will take over management responsibilities of the 1st team on an interim basis whilst the club searches for a new permanent manager, and will begin preparations for Tuesday’s trip to Silsden in the NCEL

“The club are now taking applications for the role of 1st Team Manager. Please could any interested parties send their applications to chairman Richard Norman at All applications must be submitted by Friday 24th February 2023.

“Further information regarding the 1st Team Management position will be announced in due course.”

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