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New coach unveiled by Bees

STUDLEY have named experienced midfielder Robbie Thompson-Brown as their new assistant manager and coach.

The 31-year-old former Stratford Town and Leamington player had signed for Worcester City at the start of the season but made his debut for the Bees in Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at home to Stone Old Alleynians.

Manager Mike Fowler said: “With Jemiah (Richards) going it left a big void that we needed to fill and we had to get the right person. We were looking for various things including someone who could be a player/coach or player/assistant so that we could get some experience on the pitch but also able to grow with what we were doing.

“Chris Corns, the manager at Worcester City, was brilliant in saying that he didn’t want to stand in Robbie’s way and when we spoke to Robbie he was very enthusiastic about taking his first step into the dark side of coaching.

“He brings a lot of experience from an extensive playing career which is still ongoing. He still has a lot to offer on the pitch and the fact that he can have one foot in the office and one foot on the pitch was something that we found attractive. Over the next few years, the balance will change as his coaching career develops.

“He has the right temperament and enthusiasm and he comes to us having won the league with Boldmere. Nobody has a bad word to say about him.

“He is a PE teacher and he communicates really well and is calm which is something I need alongside me sometimes. This is the start of his coaching journey and we are delighted to help him with that.”

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