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PENZANCE AFC CLUB STATEMENT - SUNDAY MARCH 12TH


Penzance AFC would like to announce that they have offered Bryn Wheeler a permanent position as Manager of their SWPL Div 1 West side.  The Club has been impressed with the overall improvement of the side and performance since Bryn replaced John Dent in January.  


Bryn took on the difficult task, when the side was on the bottom of League, to somehow try to survive relegation.  It’s going to be difficult, but with the return to Penzance of quality ex-players in Mark Vercesi, Wayne Quinn and others there is a chance.

 

Chairman Terry Burgess said “Bryn is a very straightforward person to deal with.  He’s good to be around and is very enthusiastic about the Club and its future going forward.  Bryn has stepped up in very difficult circumstances, with only 10 points from half the season’s games.  


Since his arrival the apathy around the Club has lifted.  Everyone at Penzance wishes him and the players all the best in this battle.  With only 9 games left, whatever happens Bryn will be the First Team Manager for the coming season.  


I know how difficult it’s been for everyone at the Club and our supporters, but the reality is we do have to move on and with our loyal band of supporters and committed players anything is possible.”


“WHATEVER HAPPENS BRYN WILL BE THE FIRST TEAM MANAGER”

I’m absolutely delighted to be given the job on a permanent basis.


It was originally just for 15 games to help the club out. However having had 6 games in charge, seeing just how passionate the committee and supporters are I’ve now committed myself to this great club regardless of what happens at the end of the season.


We as a club are fully focused on staying up and we will give our all to achieve that. When I came in we were rock bottom with 10 points. We have revamped the squad and are now off the bottom and have nearly doubled that points tally in just 6 games. Nothing has been achieved yet and the harsh reality is that possibly the gap was just to big to make up. But that wont stop us trying. As a club we are all pulling together. That’s a rare thing in local football to have such a passionate, loyal and hard working committee. I’ve been involved with many committees either as a player or as a manager and I can hand on heart say that Penzance is by far the most honest. They cant do enough for the club. Every one of them wants the same and they give me every ounce of support and I cant thank them enough.


The Chairman Terry Burgess and myself have a great relationship and long may that continue. At the end of the day we want to remain in this League. That’s the target and we have 9 games left to achieve that goal. But my future regardless now lies at this football club. A club that is now very close to my heart and one that I will do everything I can to lead it forward.


David Haigh is now involved with the club and we have plans to change various aspects of the club. The gloom around the club has now lifted and we’re trying to get it back to a family orientated football club where partners and children can come along and enjoy a day out. We will get there. The support shown to me and the players is mind blowing and I thank everyone.


Lastly please keep that support coming and lets see if we can avoid relegation.

“Keep that support coming and let’s see if we can avoid relegation”

Hear below from Bryn Wheeler and why the decision was made