Following hot on the news that we have a new coach here at Biggleswade United, former London Colney skipper and assistant manager, Jason Coughlan, has been appointed second in command to Jimmy Martin.

Jason is a very experienced campaigner in this league and will be a valuable addition to our coaching set up and in particular to Jimmy in his workings with the first team.

New coach Jimmy Martin is only 28 and the appointment of the 37-year-old Jason, is further proof of our intentions to build this club on a platform of youth at all levels from our youngest sides right up to our first team.

To help with this process we also plan to set up a new training routine which will see our first team, Under 23s and EJA Under 18 side training together, at least once a week.

It will always help people to grow with each other better if you can create the environment that can help them to know each other better and that applies to communication not just between the players but also between the coaches at all levels of the club.

And we also have a new chairman with former London Colney main man, Gareth Davies taking over from Chris Lewis who has resigned because of new work commitments and will now take on the role of vice Chairman specialising predominantly in a media role at the club.

Gareth has already announced that there is much to do and a long way to go. He takes the job on under no illusions and is fully aware that his primary role will be to campaign by all means possible to improve the appalling lack of facilities available to our ever growing band of players and coaches.

He knows that what we have here is a ‘work in progress’ but one that already has a great set up behind the scenes and one that must strive to gain the facilities that it deserves to help it get where it wants to be.

This will be my last missive of the season and before packing my bags and heading off for the small matter that is the 21st FIFA World Cup in Russia I would like to thank everyone – and I mean EVERYONE, players, parents of youngsters, coaches, officials, volunteers, sponsors, and above all the fans – for their loyalty and unyielding support for the club.

We really couldn’t do this without you and as I have always said, without you we are dust. I know we will prevail; I know that with everyone’s backing we can build a community club that Biggleswade can be proud of. I have never been surer of anything in my life and I can’t wait for next season.

See you there