Wardlaw quits Framlingham for Ransomes

TREVOR Wardlaw has quit Framlingham Town and joined the management team at Metaltec SIL Senior Division side Ransomes FC.Wardlaw, who has previously managed Stowmarket Town and Debenham Leisure Centre, will look after the first-team squad alongside manager Peter Gorham.

Nick Garnham

TREVOR Wardlaw has quit Framlingham Town and joined the management team at Metaltec SIL Senior Division side Ransomes FC.

Wardlaw, who has previously managed Stowmarket Town and Debenham Leisure Centre, will look after the first-team squad alongside manager Peter Gorham.

Wardlaw guided Framlingham to third place in Division One of the Metaltec SIL last season and the club are currently waiting to hear if they will be promoted to the Senior Division next season.


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Woodbridge Athletic and St Johns, who finished first and second respectively, are expected to be promoted, with Framlingham hoping that the SIL annual meeting on June 24 agrees to promote them in place of Brantham Athletic who have been accepted into Ridgeons League for next season.

Alan McDougall, chairman of Ransomes FC, said that they were delighted to get Wardlaw on board for next season.

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He said: “We have always had the utmost respect for Trevor and when we discovered that he was no longer with Framlingham, we invited him along for a chat.

“We are delighted to say the discussions went tremendously well and we tied up his involvement on the evening and all are really looking forward to working with him over the coming months and seasons. This is a real plus in our efforts to take Ransomes forward.

“Danny Barber, who had been assisting Peter, has had plans to develop his Under 14 side and enter a team the Eastern Junior Alliance League, which will happen in the forthcoming season and demands on his time meant he had to take a step back from his involvement in the adult sides. The timing of Trevor being available was absolutely perfect and we are very fortunate to have him on board.

”This is not forgetting his partner, Karen, who is also now part of the club and has already begun to get involved in the administration. I think the whole local footballing community is well aware of the contribution that Karen makes to the running of the clubs with which she has been involved and we are just as fortunate to have her as part of the team.

”In addition to the new Eastern Junior Alliance side, Danny will be continuing with his U14 side in the Felixstowe & District League. Our other existing F&DL youth teams - U11s, U12s & U16s in the next season - will be joined by our new U8s side, run by Andrew Sayer.

“The youth set up at Ransomes is extremely important to us and we are very pleased indeed to welcome Andrew to the club. Our annual youth tournament takes place at the club on Sunday, June 8.

”Having recently secured a new long-term sponsor for the adult sides, Steve White Industrial Roofing, it has been a busy, but very rewarding time at the football club.”

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