AFC Portchester manager Mick Catlin has been busy on the player recruitment front but he has also taken time to look at his coaching team for the season ahead.

He has adopted a similar policy to his coaches as he has with the players - ensuring the services of some familiar faces have been secured for the season ahead, while bringing in a new face he hopes will help to push the club forward.

Former AFC Bournemouth player James Ford will be Catlin’s assistant manager for the 2019-20 campaign.

Ford has previously held a similar coaching role at Blackfield and Langley and he will bring plenty of experience from his playing days to the Royals.

He made his Bournemouth debut at the age of 18 and after his professional career he went on to play for Havant and Waterlooville and Gosport Borough.

Catlin has also moved quickly to ensure Jason Hampson (pictured above) and Martin Wallace remain at Portchester as first team coaches.

They will be joined by Ben Buckland, who played for the first team last season. Dave Woodnutt retains his role as goalkeeper coach.

Two other familiar Portchester faces have remained with the club ahead of the new campaign - physio Mark Gibson and kit manager Tony Clark.


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