New manager takes over at Welfare

Graham Hodder.
Graham Hodder.

GLASSHOUGHTON Welfare have appointed former Yorkshire Amateur boss Graham Hodder as their new manager.

Hodder takes over from Craig Elliott and will take up the post in time to prepare for the 2012-13 season when Welfare will play in the Premier Division of the NCE League after earning promotion.

Glasshoughton were pleased with the calibre of applicants and the football committee made their decision after conducting a number of interviews.

Hodder was in charge at Selby Town in the Premier last season and previously enjoyed a successful spell as manager of Rothwell Town. He holds both FA and UEFA coaching badges.

First team coach will be Nick Peacock, who holds a UEFA A licence and formerly coached at Leeds United Community, Halifax Town Centre of Excellence and Huddersfield Town Academy as well as managed the Barkston Ash FA minor team.

New assistant coach is Liam Tuck, who was formerly with the Lincoln City Centre of Excellence and first team coach at Leeds University. He is a current player at Glasshoughton after experience at Evo-Stick League sides Guiseley and Brigg Town.

A statement from the club read: “The coaching team are as one with the Welfare football committee in looking to finish at the top of the Baris NCE Premier Division and progress to the Evo-Stik League.

“The Club would like to thank all who showed interest in the post at Glasshoughton.”