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Westfield FC announcement regarding First Team management for next season

Martin and Tony vs Chipstead 200819

Following a number of telephone conversations with Chairman Steve Perkins, First Team manager Tony Reid and his assistant Martyn Lee have decided to step down from their positions immediately.

Tony Reid 2015 - 2020

After joining Westfield mid-way through the 2015-16 season at a time when the club were in danger of relegation, Tony and his assistant Louis Carder-Walcot did a fantastic job pushing the team into the top half of the League.

The following season saw silverware into the club, as winners of the CCL Premier Cup, this in addition to a runners-up spot in the League.

2017/18 saw what was undoubtedly one of the highlights in the club's 75 year history, being crowned runaway CCL Premier League Champions with one of the highest scoring tallies of any Senior football team in the country, and a subsequent promotion into Step 4 of the non-league pyramid for the first time in the club's history.

Westfield's first season since being promoted into the Isthmian League saw Tony and his new assistant Martyn Lee (also pictured) make the play-off finals, and in 2019-20 the club were having another great season, being in a play-off promotion position when the season came to an abrupt end, after the FA’s decision to expunge all matches and thus nullify the season due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

Tony has asked for the following to accompany the clubs announcement:

“Following recent telephone discussions with the club chairman, I have reluctantly decided with a heavy heart that now is the right time for me to stand down as the Westfield FC 1st team Manager with immediate effect.

I have not taken this decision lightly and it was based on where the club are at in this present time, and my own personal ambitions to fulfill my career at as high level as possible as a successful manager.  

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Westfield and I strongly believe that the success l have achieved over the past  few season has left the club in a much stronger position from when I arrived.

I would like to thank the Players, Staff, Committee, Sponsors and the Supporters but most of all Steve Perkins for always giving me their total support during my time with the club.

I leave behind some fantastic memories and I wish everyone at Westfield FC continued success in the future.

Go on the Yellows!!!

Tony Reid”

On behalf of Westfield FC, Chairman Steve Perkins, the committee, supporters, sponsors and players would like to say a big thank you for the total commitment and professionalism Tony and his management team have brought to the club over the past five memorable and exciting years, and wish him every success on the next stage of his football management journey!

Published Wednesday 15th April 2020