News from the New Stadium

While the leaving Holyhead Hotspur manager Campbell Harrison has stepped down, his long term assistant Darren Garmey has moved up a rung to take over as the Huws Gray Alliance clubs number one.

As with Harrison the new Hotspur boss is much respected in the second tier of the Welsh Pyramid and throughout North Wales football itself performing at a high standard as an attacking midfielder with Holyhead Hotspur in a playing career sadly curtailed too early due to a persistent injury.

Darren will have learned much from his time as number two to his former manager, and no doubt reap the benefit in his appointment towards the continuity and momentum of the team, to move forward in the next few campaigns in a league which is now it strongest and most competitive ever.

Garmey whose younger brother Dean is also an influential player in the side has already mooted that he is always ready to give local young talent a fair crack of the whip, which will be welcomed by the club supporters and aspiring youngsters in the town, while a rendering by some of the more vocal support of ‘Darren Garmey – Blue and White Army’ may be heard quite often in the future!

Stepping up as Darren’s second in command is Nick Dumbarton himself a long serving Hotspur stalwart at full back who played alongside the new manager for years at the club, so he is well versed with the ideas to take the club forward as well as having his own vast experience on the North Wales scene. Nick has in recent times been involved on the coaching staff of the young hopefuls at Bangor City.

Both Darren and Nick are completing their FAW ‘B’ coaching badges.

Gareth M Davies