Glasshoughton Welfare appoint new manager

Glasshoughton Welfare
Glasshoughton Welfare

After impressing in his spell as caretaker manager towards the end of last season Jon Miles has now landed the Glasshoughton Welfare manager‘s job on a permanent basis.

Wanting to build a team with local players earned Miles the permanent reins at the Northern Counties East Premier Division outfit, according to club chairman Phil Riding.

Miles, formerly reserve team boss at Leeds Road, was informed this week that he and his assistant, Mark Kellett, had “unanimously” got the job after interviews with several candidates took place.

He takes over from Rob Hunter, who resigned in March.

He was caretaker manager for 12 games at the end of the season just finished and won four of those matches, including a memorable away win at Tadcaster Albion who were challenging for the title at the time.

Miles now has two months to get a team ready for the August 9 kick-off of the NCE Premier Division season.

Pontefract Collieries, who will once again be in Division One of the NCE League, have announced their first pre-season friendlies.

Colls will open at home against Premier Division Tadcaster Albion with the game to take place on Friday, July 4, kick-off 7.30pm.

They will then host Nostell MW on Saturday, July 19 (3pm) with more warm-up games to be added.

Collieries under 19s are holding trial sessions for next season’s squad next Tuesday then on June 11 and June 16.

The trials are in preparation for pre-season training, which starts on Monday, June 23.

Colls play their home games on a Monday night at the White Rose Stadium on Beechnut Lane.

Last season the under 19s finished runners-up behind Pickering Town in the Northern Alliance U19 League.

Anyone who would like more details or to find out times and venues for the trials, can contact under 19s manager Mark Robertson on 07791979593 or email pontecollsu19s@aol.co.uk