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AFC Uckfield Town are delighted to announce the appointment of Jonny Elwood as their new first team manager. 

The UEFA A-licenced coach, who is manager of the EMC Academy which operates across Kent and Sussex, is stepping into his first role in senior football management and revealed his excitement at the opportunity. 

Elwood said: “I feel like I’m well placed for taking my first step into the world of management. 

“Working from the professional game down, I feel ready for this opportunity. 

“I feel like there’s a great deal I can give, as well as giving opportunities to younger players throughout the area and hopefully there’s something that we can build here and I can leave my mark on AFC Uckfield Town.” 

The list of clubs Elwood has previously been involved in is significant, spanning from being the academy manager at Tonbridge Angels to coaching at Crowborough and Whitehawk. 

He has also scouted recently for Crystal Palace and Dover, bolstering his extensive knowledge of players across the region. 

“I’ve been really lucky, not just with the clubs I’ve worked with but the people that I’ve worked alongside”, Elwood said. 

“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Tommy Warrilow, Steve McKimm, Andy Hessenthaler, Jude Macdonald, John Paul Kissock, Craig Brewster and Nicky Southall. 

“They’re probably some of the best coaches in the country, let alone just Kent and Sussex, so to have worked with these guys as people, let alone coaches, has formed a big part of my philosophy.” 

Following the departure of Steve Ives as manager at the end of the 2021-22 season, the Oakmen moved quickly to secure Elwood, who had several existing links to the club. 

The new management team are now seeking sponsorship from local businesses and organisations who would like to be part of the exciting new era about to be launched at the Oaks. 

We look forward to hearing from you.  

Text copy: Will Hugall