Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
New manager looks to future of football club
Published 23/05/13



THE new manager of Henley Town Football Club has vowed to “bring back the good times” to the club.

Cyril Fairchild became the fourth boss at the club in just over a year after replacing Roy Hanley, who stepped down at the end of the season.

The 45-year-old had been at league rivals Woodley Town for the past five years following a stint as a player.

After winning the Reading League Senior Division in 2009, he guided the club to its highest ever league position by finishing third in the Hellenic League Division 1 East last season.

Fairchild, who lives in Reading and works as a sales manager, decided to move on because his former club did not have the facilities, including floodlights, to get promoted whereas Henley does.

He said: “I’ve left a big, strong side but each year these players can move on because they want to play at a higher level.

“I felt it was the right time to move on. Henley has been going for a long time and although it has gone through some bad times the idea now is I want to see the potential.

“They’ve got their own pitch and clubhouse and all it needs is tidying up. If we can get a team which competes at the highest level then hopefully we can get promoted.”

Fairchild, who said he left Woodley on good terms, will try bring his former players to his new club.

He will also be speaking to the current crop of the Lilywhites squad and has promised to give them all a chance to prove themselves in pre-season.

Fairchild, who will bring his assistant manager Craig Hiscock, said: “With the backing of the players we can hopefully bring back the good times to Henley.

“I don’t know what the reasons are for why they haven’t done well over the last few years but it’s history.

“What I want to do is build a team, get facilities up to scratch and get people down to watch. Henley is a big town.”

Woodley beat Henley, who finished bottom of the league with just seven points, 3-0 and 3-2 in the final month of the season and Fairchild said he was impressed with what he saw.

He said: “When we played Henley they actually gave us two good games and they had some good players. The manager realised they needed better players in to make the team stronger.

“The reason why they were so poor before that was because they had a very young team. You need experience in this league.

“I know what sort of team I need to compete in this division and I’m pretty confident Henley will do well next year.”

The youth team is to be disbanded but it will be replaced by a reserve side that will play in the Reading League Senior Division, including players that will be ready to step up to the first team when needed.

They will train together on land next to the Triangle ground that is to be flattened and in Woodley during the winter.


Published 23/05/13


 
MOST POPULAR
Regatta Friday 2015 as it happened
Regatta Thursday 2015 as it happened
Regatta Wednesday as it happened
Jessie J still set to open Henley Festival
Finals Day at Henley Royal Regatta
Semi-finals day at Henley Royal Regatta
Tribute to child killed by tractor
Cannabis worth £6,000 found in Henley house
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Do you have what it takes to be an elite rower?
Mixed fortunes at Henley Royal Regatta
£75 triple rollover
County rivals no match for unbeaten league leaders
Savou snapped up by French giants
Hosts turn up the heat on below-strength Hurley side
Henley win county cup at third time of asking
Father and son dig in to ensure visitors gain share of the spoils
Woodcote suffer home loss
Warren in fine form for hosts
Stevens and Birkett pile on the runs as hosts triumph
Fleet Street stroll to victory
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Double celebration for mother of GB oarsman
Cadets collect for Charity on Armed Forces Day
Meet Henley's new town centre manager
Quartet bid to swim Channel for charity
Gym shuts to make way for care home
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717