Boss Ward to leave Sleaford Town

Paul Ward.
Paul Ward.

Sleaford Town are searching for a new manager after Paul Ward announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the season.

And the Greens have been dealt a second blow with the news that chairperson Sue Jones will also be vacating her position.

Ward has a long association with the Eslaforde Park club, acting as their manager, assistant and also player.

His sons Charlie and Tom have also played for the team.

A statement on the club’s website read: “With the season drawing to a close we have unfortunately been dealt a double blow with Paul Ward, Sleaford Town first team manager, and Sue Jones, the current chairperson of the club, both announcing that they will be stepping down at the end of the season.

“This is a blow to the club as Paul Ward led Town to their highest-ever finishing position in the UCL in his first season, with the club last season finishing seventh.

“This season hasn’t hit the heights of last season and numerous factors have led to Paul Ward deciding to step down at the end of the season.”

The statement added: “Sue Jones will leave the club with a positive bank balance after taking over with the figures in the minus, and has worked tirelessly on and off the pitch to improve Sleaford Town to the best of her ability.

“Sleaford Town would like to thank both Paul and Sue for their hard work, dedication, commitment and passion towards the club, and for everything they have contributed to the club.”

Town are welcoming applications for the first team and chairperson positions for the 2017-2018 season.

Anyone interested in either role is asked to email Sue Jones at bukisuki58@gmail.com.

Town were without a fixture at the weekend, but travelled to face highflying Yaxley last night. On Saturday, the Greens host Rothwell Corinthians (ko 3pm).