PAUL Glover has pledged his commitment to Redlynch and Woodfalls in their “three-year planned project” after turning down job offers from a number of Wessex League clubs.
The manager guided the club back to the Bournemouth Hayward Premier League in his first year in charge.
And with the new season round the corner, Glover wants to replicate that success this term.
Ahead of the season starter a week on Saturday at home to Hamworthy Recreation, Glover has signed ex-Downton players Ben Rankin, Dan Paddington, Marcus Savage, Bryn Kelly, Mikey Joy and Sean Lawlor as well as Ed Cottle, Nick Safe, Nick Sharp and Robert Mayberry.
In addition, the likes of Jack Rogers, Harry Rogers, Tom Barter, Luke Charity, James Dorrington, Shaun Hartley and Kit Jackson have been retained.
He said: “My desire and commitment is to continue on the three-year planned project of building a successful, youthful and solid foundation, in turn re-establishing Redlynch and Woodfalls FC as a club with ambition to win trophies but also on a sound financial base.
“All players have come to the club for free, buying into the project, they are not receiving expenses or payments, and they have signed to wear the badge and team colours.
“There is a real optimism and sense of excitement at the football club as
I aim to build a side that can emulate the successful sides of years gone by and bring the glory days back to a football club that two years ago was on the brink of folding.”
He added: “Please come and support us on Saturday, September 3.”
Wessex Care have continued to sponsor the club for a second successive year.
Meanwhile, Jay Madden has taken over as manager of the reserves.