Paul Ward is Sleaford Town’s new boss

Sleaford Town chairman Brian Rowland newly appointed manager Paul Ward. EMN-151105-141413001
Sleaford Town chairman Brian Rowland newly appointed manager Paul Ward. EMN-151105-141413001

Former long-serving player Paul Ward has been announced as the new first team manager of Sleaford Town FC.

During a long and distinguished playing career, Ward played 519 games for Town between 1988 and 2012.

He also served as assistant manager to Brian Rowland during many of the club’s trophy winning seasons.

Towards the end of last season Town became embroiled in the relegation battle until club chairman and former manager Brian Rowland stepped in following the departure of interim manager Terry Fleming. Rowland steadied the ship and he oversaw three wins and a draw in the side’s final five fixtures to secure the club’s place in the Chroma Sports & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division for another season.

In announcing the new appointment, the club issued a statement saying: “The club are happy to announce the appointment of former long serving player Paul Ward to the position of first team manager.

“We wish Paul every success in his role and look forward to the forthcoming season.”