AFC Portchester are delighted to announce that their new manager is Dave Carter.

He joins the Royals from Southern League neighbours Moneyfields and is appointed with immediate effect.

Carter has enjoyed plenty of managerial success at both Moneyfields and Horndean, and AFC Portchester are now looking for him to continue that success at the Crest Finance Stadium.

Chairman Paul Kelly is pleased to be able to announce the club’s new manager. Kelly said: “We have taken our time in appointing a new permanent manager.

“Our stated aims on the pitch are very clear - we want to win promotion from the Wessex League and then continue climbing the non league pyramid system when we reach the Southern League. It’s not easy but it is achievable.

“His managerial record at both Horndean and Moneyfields has been excellent and in our discussions Dave has really impressed me in terms of his achievements and what he wants to do here at Portchester.

“I’m sure everyone involved at the club and our supporters will join me in giving Dave a warm Portchester welcome and I can’t wait for us to be able to start playing.

“Dave’s ambitions for the club match what we are looking to achieve and the hard work starts again now for all of us to make sure we are ready to go again when the Covid-19 restrictions allow and build a footballing set up capable of winning promotion and climbing the non league pyramid system.”

More details on the new coaching set up for the first team will be announced shortly but Kelly praised the work of interim manager Marty Wallace and Jason Hampson and Mark Dugan.

The Portchester chairman added: “I want to thank them for the hard work they put in.

“It was a shame we didn’t get to see more games with them in charge but the Covid-19 situation brought a suspension on matches being played.

“Dave will be announcing his coaching set up in due course, and they will have a part to play in the future set up.”


AFC Portchester
The Crest Finance Stadium
Wicor Recreation Ground
Cranleigh Road
PO16 9DP

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