Isthmian South East side Sittingbourne and Kent County side Borden Village have joined forces with Borden now able to announce a new Management Team, with names very familiar to most Brickies fans.
Borden Village Committee have released this statement;
“We at Borden are excited to bring in our new manager Kevin Brown.
Kevin, 45, brings a wealth of experience to Borden, having played for Sittingbourne, Tonbridge Angels, Gravesend, Worthing, Sheppey Utd, Greenwich Boro and Tunbridge Wells over a 25 year non league playing career.
He moved in to coaching after retiring, at Ashford u23, but is now looking to make the step up In to management.
Joining him as no 2 /coach will be Simon Beard .
Simon himself had a distinguished non league playing career starting at West Ham Utd as an apprentice before playing top level non league with Sittingbourne, Dover, and Hastings Utd .
Simon is a UEFA B licence coach and is academy coach at Rondos.
These are exciting times for the club which will include a link up with Sittingbourne fc which will benefit both clubs.”
Being from the same area the Clubs have always had close links but this latest development will see Sittingbourne manager Darren Blackburn have an overseeing role over teams of each club and the interchange of players that this link up makes possible will prove invaluable for both of them.
Borden Village play in the Kent County Premier Division and were situated in the middle of the table last season when the campaign came to an early end.