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Newark Town's joint-manager Damo Parkinson leaves position for assistant manager role at Frickley Athletic




Newark Town Football Club have announced the departure of joint first team manager, Damo Parkinson.

In a surprise, yet positive move, Parkinson will take up the helm at Frickley Athletic as assistant manager. His start date is yet to be confirmed.

In a statement issued by the club, a spokesperson said: “There is no disputing that Damo has firmly helped place the clubs’ first team on the map as current league leaders, but this move is a step up for him that we all applaud wholeheartedly.

Luke Parsons (centre) Damo Parkinson (second from right) have guided Town to the top of the table.
Luke Parsons (centre) Damo Parkinson (second from right) have guided Town to the top of the table.

“It goes without saying that we wish Damo all the best in his new role and thank him for his quality leadership this season."

Speaking about his upcoming departure, Parkinson said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Newark Town FC and despite me moving on mid-season to further develop my own footballing journey, I leave the squad in fantastic shape with a great set of players and officials.

One of Town's newest signings, Joe Wroughton.
One of Town's newest signings, Joe Wroughton.

“I truly have high hopes for them and winning the league is now well within their reach and something they definitely deserve.”

Joint player-manager, Luke Parsons and assistant, Tony Joynes, will continue in their present roles, being part of a very successful management team thus far this season.

Last night, in the second round of the Notts FA Senior Cup, Town lost 5-4 to Retford United on penalties after a 2-2 draw (AET).


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