Elliott Makes Shrivenham’s Day

Shrivenham Football Club is delighted to announce that the experienced and highly respected Elliott Day has been appointed to the role of First XI Coach.

Elliott will work with Manager Chris Hurley on the progression of the new group of players that is being assembled at Barrington Park and will be a familiar face to many, as he has been around the club for many years.

Speaking about the appointment, club Chairman Matt Hirst told shrivenhamfc.co.uk: “I’m thrilled to reveal that Elliott has accepted the position on a permanent basis and he will work closely with Chris [Hurley] to help create a side capable of winning the Hellenic Premier League.

“He’s been around the club for a long time and in recent weeks has been working alongside Chris and we’ve both commented on his enthusiasm for the role – it’s fantastic to see.

“He complements everything Chris is about and we can’t wait to see how the new partnership progresses and we are looking forwards to working with him as part of our management group.”

Have been involved with the club for over twenty years, Elliott has certainly grown up around the club – from being a supporter as a child to getting involved in cleaning the first team players boots and doing chores around the clubhouse as the years progressed and is heavily invested and has the enthusiasm to help the club progress.

“I started playing for the club when I was four years old and developed through the youth section into the first team where I made my first appearance as a 16-year old,” he said following accepting the role.

“Following a serious knee injury which required major surgery just under two years ago, my playing career was cut short prematurely but the injury allowed me the time to invest in the coaching aspect of the game.

“I’ve been involved in coaching for over ten years and over the last three, I've been coaching in the club’s youth section having returned from the States where I coached across two franchises full-time, one in Boston and the other in Florida.

“Studying football across various cultures has enabled me to be flexible with my approach to coaching, although my extremely high standards and close attention to detail will ensure the club receives adequate support to see it through this transitional period.”

Speaking about how he became involved with the First XI from his Youth involvement, Elliott concluded:  “I was introduced to Chris when he first signed for the club in the summer and we’ve had numerous conversations since then.

“We got on well and both felt the expertise and coaching experience I could offer, suited Chris' vision for the club moving forward so when I was offered the position, I was more than happy to step up and get involved.”

We’ll catch up with Elliott on Shriv TV in the coming weeks but in the meantime, everybody associated with the club welcomes him to his new position and we wish him every success in helping the club to achieve its aims in the future.