Edgware Town will return to league action next season, six years after going out of existance

Adam Wallace in action for Edgware Town against Enfield in 2008 - their most recent season in league action. Picture: Phil Davidson

Adam Wallace in action for Edgware Town against Enfield in 2008 - their most recent season in league action. Picture: Phil Davidson

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Six years after being dissolved, Edgware Town will return to the Spartan South Midlands League Division One for the 2014/15 season.

The club has searched long and hard for the right facilities at which to return and have purchased a long-term lease at Silver Jubilee Park – the former home of Kingsbury Town.

An artificial pitch has been approved by the FA and sports council, meaning the whole community will be able to use the facilities throughout the week, without the pitch condition suffering.

Edgware are awaiting the green light from Brent Council – expected soon – to go ahead with those plans.

Development of the club has begun from the bottom up, with a youth system put in place, starting at Under-8s level and working up to an Under-18s side.

Ken Batten, who was chairman when the club was dissolved in 2008, has returned as president with Anthony Manzi the chairman.

Dan Manzi will manage the side, assisted by Jamie Alexander, and the pair have begun building a squad already. Former Watford academy players Homran Leo and Hemel Patel have agreed deals with the club.

The former Ithsmian League Division Three winners have also recruited Japanese ex-professional, Koichi Sugiyama, as a coach on a short-term basis.

Sugiyama has played over 200 games in the Japanese J-League and managed Albirex Niigata in Singapore's S-League.

The 42-year-old former defender has taken time out from his coaching career in Asia to learn more from the English game, with Edgware providing the platform to do so.

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2:29pm Fri 13 Jun 14

kieranlynch says...

Edgware are awaiting the green light from Brent Council? This news coming so soon after Barnet FC's painless move to LB of Brent.

How long before people living around Silver Jubilee Park rightly complain about the increase in traffic, now that Edgware residents can't walk to football matches?

In next week's news;

- Staples Corner relocates to Neasden,

- Brent Cross re-opens inside Wembley Stadium (cup finals permitting),

- Grahame Park residents rejoice as Peel Centre accidentally moved to Welsh Harp Reservoir. And sinks.
Edgware are awaiting the green light from Brent Council? This news coming so soon after Barnet FC's painless move to LB of Brent. How long before people living around Silver Jubilee Park rightly complain about the increase in traffic, now that Edgware residents can't walk to football matches? In next week's news; - Staples Corner relocates to Neasden, - Brent Cross re-opens inside Wembley Stadium (cup finals permitting), - Grahame Park residents rejoice as Peel Centre accidentally moved to Welsh Harp Reservoir. And sinks. kieranlynch
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