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Needham Market Academy are delighted to be in partnership with Capel Plough Football Club to provide coaching and facility support as well as an educational outlet for their male and female players.

To highlight the importance of this partnership, Academy Coach Arron Hall has been appointed Capel Plough 1st Team Manager. Pat Tynan will stand down as 1st Team Manager with immediate effect but will assist Arron in the transition. Pat has a significant amount of experience at this level and will still be heavily involved within the club, retaining and focusing on his role as Vice Chairman.

Capel Plough FC, sponsored by Marquis, have built a vibrant youth section over the past 10 years, and is now the home to 18 teams and growing on a year by year basis.

Gareth Millar, Chairman of Capel Plough FC said: “We have been looking to partner with a club higher up the footballing pyramid for a number of years. Various discussions have been held, however, it was discussions with Needham Market that confirmed they really were the club to partner with.”

“With sustainability being an objective for the club, we are excited by the opportunity for all Capel Plough teams to access some of the best facilities in the county and also the opportunity to be coached by coaching staff with extensive knowledge of the game.”

Robert Peace, Operations & Academy Director said: “This is a great opportunity for both clubs and can lead to an exciting future for both. Capel Plough is a well established senior club in Suffolk with an ever-growing youth and female section.”

“This link provides more security for Capel Plough and the option for talented players coming through our well-established academy and a pathway for younger players to enter and best enhance their development. I am pleased with Arron Hall's appointment as manager and Capel Plough will be getting a very experienced coach who is hungry to develop his skills as a manager and oversee our academy students' provision at a senior level.”

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