The fourth and final piece of our new look management team ahead of the 2020/21 has been agreed with the addition of Antony Gradley.
“Grads” joins us having most recently been involved with Greenwich Borough before their sad demise, but prior to that has experience at all levels of non-league football having played in the former Kent and Ryman leagues, before being involved in academy football at Leyton Orient and and Millwall, and then in to senior football via brief spells at Holmesdale and then Greenwich Borough.
Upon joining, Antony said … “Firstly, I’d like to thank Kevin for inviting me to be part of the upcoming season’s management team.
Following good discussions, and gaining an insight into the club plans for the future “project” pushing for the club to progress, move into their own stadium plus developing youth set up to support the local community and first team, exciting times lay ahead.
Personally I can’t wait to get started with the team. I had my first experience coaching in the SCEFL Premier Division last season, the quality of football, the club set ups and passion for the game was a great learning experience. It’s given me a drive and desire to prove myself going forward.
What feels like many years back I played in the old Kent league, but seeing the football and clubs from the dug-out are completely different perspectives.
I’m fortunate to have had many years working in football league club academies, educating the next generation of young footballers, the hope is I can bring this experience to the Welling Town players. The intensity at this level increases, but the aim to install the right principles and mind-set to the team.”
From a personal perspective, the feedback I have received from 5-6 players who have worked with Antony in the past has been faultless, and our discussions productive, so I, Tristan and Peter all look forward to having you onboard.
Welcome to the club Antony.