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All change in the dugout at Rangers

5th May, 2019

Hall Road Rangers have announced a change in management following their relegation from the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division.

The Haworth Park side revealed on Saturday morning thatit was mutually agreed that Bill Gill, who had been in charge since September 2017, would leave the club with Leon Sewell and Chris Burke taking over from neighbours East Yorkshire Carnegie.

A statement read: "We would like to thank [Bill] for everything he has done over his term at the club and he has worked hard with the club and with bringing the youth through to the first team.

"Bill has been a stalwart supporter of the club and has had 1,445 days at the club.

"Bill has also backed all decisions made by the board and he has fantastic drive and aspirations for the future and we wish him well."

Chairman Darren Sunley added: "I see Bill as a true friend, in football you meet many people and everyone moves around. Bill has been a great asset to the club and I am sure we will meet again in football and it will be a pleasure."

On the appointment of Sewell and Burke, the club said in a further statement: "The club hopes to retain the players that have been brought through the club and shown their dedication in the previous season. This is a new challenge for us and this is a fresh start."

Mr Sunley said: "I welcome Leon and Chris into the club, not only to manage the first team but also to be involved with the other aspects of running a club.

"They have a proven record and have a wealth of experience so I am excited for the year ahead as are the full committee."

Sewell added: "First of all, I must thank everyone involved with East Yorkshire Carnegie for making myself and assistant manager Chris Burke feel welcome at the club.

"Discussions have happened very quickly and itís all been a bit of a whirlwind experience for all parties.

"Itís on to the next chapter in mine and Chrisí management career and was ultimately an opportunity we could not turn down, more so for myself playing at the club some fourteen years ago.

"Chris and I are looking forward to getting started, more so speaking with the club players from last season of which it will be a blank canvas for both old and potential new players.

"Iíd also like to thank Darren and the club committee for showing their faith and trust in myself and Chris as we look to hit the ground running sooner rather than later.

"Iím looking forward to meeting with all associated with the club and with the right togetherness, who knows what the forthcoming season will hold for us."

Also joining Rangers from Carnegie is Dave Reader who comes on to the committee having stepped down as chairman, secretary and treasurer at his previous club last month.

(Story Source: Hall Road Rangers)

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