Due to work and family commitments, we are gutted to confirm that Josh Nice will be stepping away from the role of Allied Counties Youth U18 manager at the end of the 2022/23 season.
A few words from our Director of Football, Neil Richards.
“I want to personally thank Josh for the commitment and hard work he has put into the role over the last few years. Josh is clearly the most successful manager in the history of the Allied Counties team , delivering our first League trophy win in 2021/22.
However, I will remember Josh more for his passion for developing players and giving them the opportunity to step into Senior Football – far too many to mention here but some notable names such as Sam Evans, James Richardson and more recently Luke Phillips and Jake Pandhor spring to mind.
Finally it’s been a privilege to watch Josh develop from a feisty young footballer into a mature, passionate coach who will always be a valued member of the Ascot family. Thanks Josh”
A few words from our Men’s First Team manager, Jamie Tompkins.
“Josh has made an incredible contribution to the club, building a successful pathway from youth team to first team which has seen over 15 first team debutants and over 50 club appearances.
Leading our U18’s to their first league title last season, Josh’s commitment and dedication to developing young players has been excellent, and I have watched him go from strength to strength in the role. I know the decision to step away was a very tough one to make but he can look back fondly during his tenure and I wish him and his family the very best in future. Josh has created a long list of unforgettable memories both on and off the pitch whilst working tirelessly alongside Men’s First Team manager, Jamie Tompkins to strengthen what is now an invaluable player pathway.”
Once a Yella, always a Yella. An announcement on the management structure for next season will be announced in due course.