The new management team to take West Auckland into the 2017/18 season are:-
Gary Forrest. Manager.
Stuart Niven. Assistant Manager.
Paul Conner. 1st Team Coach.
Keith Finch. Goalkeeper Coach.
Gary has brought 7 trophies to Shildon during his 12 years there including Winning the League. He took over when the team were in difficult times, on and off the field and although it took a few years to win his first trophy, he has rebuilt a top team.
Stuart had been Gary’s second man during his reign at Shildon. During his playing career Stuart has played in midfield for Ipswich Town and Barnet FC.
The former professional striker has turned his hand to coaching. He has had plenty of football experience during his career playing for Middlesbrough, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Stoke, Rochdale and Swansea to name a few.
Keith played in goal for Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Gateshead and more recently Soennymoor. He has since turned to coaching the keeper’s although he occasional finds himself between the uprights.