Meeney to leave with immediate effect
Following Jon Meeney's decision to step down at the end of season and discussions between him and joint-manager Gary Elphick it has been mutually agreed that he leaves with immediate effect.
Jon Meeney believes he’s leaving Worthing Football Club in a much better position than when he joined.
Meeney has certainly seen the highs and lows during his time at the club, assistant to Adam Hinshelwood at a time when the playing budget was completely cut and the club on the verge of dissolving.
Following Hinshelwood’s resignation and George Dowell’s takeover of the club Meeney was appointed joint-manager alongside Gary Elphick in June 2015, the pair guiding the team to promotion from the Ryman League Division One South via the play-offs.
Looking back on his time at the club Meeney unsurprisingly picked that out as one of the highlights.
“The way that first season ended with promotion was a fairytale story in many ways, particularly in the manner it was achieved – it was massive for the club too”.
“Just to see the crowds coming back to Woodside and to feel the buzz around the place again is something that I’ll always be proud to be a part of”Jon Meeney
“Besides that the FA Trophy run this season was special and showed we could compete with teams at the highest level of non-league as well as being part of a 14-match unbeaten sequence”.
“Just to see the crowds coming back to Woodside and to feel the buzz around the place again is something that I’ll always be proud to be a part of, as well as the development of so many young players”.
Meeney believes he was a future lies in the game but will be taking some time out to reflect on his time at Woodside Road.
“I think it’s important to take a break and analyse the last two years; what went right and what didn’t”. “At the end of the season I’ll re-group and see what opportunities become available”.
“Myself and Gary continued the good work done by Adam Hinshelwood and added to it so I’m pleased to be leaving with the club in a better position than when I came in and in a position that Gary and Pipes can take it on – I’ve no doubt they’ll continue to be successful”.
“I just want to thank the board, players and fans for all their support during my time at the club, together we are stronger!”
Elphick will take sole charge for the first time as Kingstonian visit the Bibby Financial Services Stadium while Meeney will continue in a role within the club’s Development Centre.