Tony Russell to step down at the end of season – Lewes Community Football Club

Tony Russell to step down at the end of season

Tony Russell to step down at the end of season

Men's football news

Written by: Jack

Lewes FC can announce that men’s 1st team Manager, Tony Russell and Assistant Manager Joe Vines will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Tony and Joe joined the Club in April 2021, guiding the club to a 7th place finish in their first season.

This was followed by a 6th place in the 2022/23 season, The Rooks missing out on a play-off spot on goal difference.

2023/24 saw the club progress to the Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, the furthest point it had made in the competition in over a decade.

The management duos three years in charge saw many memorable moments including blockbuster matches against Margate, Worthing and Enfield in 2021-22, Bishop’s Stortford, Hornchurch and Bognor Regis in 2022-23 and Hastings, Horsham, Hampton & Richmond and Enfield in 2023/24.

Chief Executive Maggie Murphy said “We thank Tony and Joe for the countless hours that go into managing at this level and for helping to create some truly memorable moments with some truly memorable players they brought in. We wish them the best”.

Today’s match against Hashtag United will be Tony and Joe’s final home game at The Dripping Pan and we hope fans can join us to celebrate their achievements and time with the club.

The pair will still be taking the team to the Fenix Trophy finals in Italy which will be their last games for the club.

Announcements on the recruitment process for the appointment of a new 1st team manager will be made in due course.