Lee Lashenko has increased his backroom team ahead of the 2021/22 season, by appointing Grantley Dicks as the new assistant manager and Grant Kalahar as men’s first-team coach.

Dicks joins the club as the new assistant manager, after it was confirmed that Tony Beecham had left Bristol Manor Farm to join Western League side, Hallen AFC. Dicks is the brother of former Premier League player Julien Dicks, and boasts a wealth of experience having played and coached at a number of clubs including Hengrove Athletic FC, Weston Super Mare, Gloucester City and Forest Green Rovers.

“Grantley brings that winning mentality,” said Lashenko on his new appointment.

“He spent some time working with us over the first lockdown period and I’m delighted to be working with him again. He’s a top bloke and a highly respected coach at this level.”

Joining the club as the new men’s first-team coach, Kalahar is vastly experienced in elite player development and coaching. Kalahar has previously worked as academy manager and head of coaching at Newport County, and as an academy coach at for Bristol Rovers, Cardiff City, and Swansea City. 

“I’ve not worked with Grant before, but he joins the club after being highly recommended to me,” Lashenko said. 

“Like Grantley, Grant will add so much experience to our setup – and it’s definitely a signing that will turn a few people’s heads in this division. We’re delighted that he will be on board with us for next season,” Lashenko expressed.

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