In anticipation of the new season, West End’s new manager Dan Hill sat down to explain the reasoning behind his decision to return to Sunday League management.
AFCWestEnd.com – What persuaded you to take on the role of manager again?
DH – With John Purdy moving home after university and no candidates stepping forward to fill the vacant manager’s spot, it seemed like AFC was at a crossroads. It was clear there was a strong squad and plenty to work with and, as someone who’s witnessed the team’s development for several years, I thought it would be a shame if that was allowed to drift into nothing.
Have yourself and Dave Capps come to an agreement on how your managerial structure will be put into action?
Not as yet. But Capps has been a good friend for nearly ten years now. I don’t see any problem in us finalising a working system that’s benficial for AFC. Continue Reading
AFC West End are delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Hill and David Capps as the new joint managers of the club.
West End have been without a manager since John Purdy left at the end of the 2011/12 season, with Dan Hill taking charge of the team in an interim capacity over the summer. Following negotiations it can now be confirmed that Hill will take on the manager’s role working alongside friend and long-time colleague David Capps.
Impressive West End Complete Burtons Double
AFC West End produced arguably their best performance of the season to see off a Burtons Reserves side who for the first twenty minutes of their clash at Sobroan, wouldn’t have believed it possible that they would end the game without all three points. An early goal put West End on the ropes and the game was in danger of passing them by, a couple of breaks that exploited Dan Hill’s pace were all AFC could offer with Burtons taking control of the game.
Cross Snatch Point From Resurgent West End
After bouncing back with a win over bottom club George and Dragon, AFC were paired with league leaders Cross AFC for the second time in two weeks. With their frustrating defeat still fresh in the memory a resurgent west End set about Cross from the first minute intent on proving they could cause problems for the top side.
Debut – 11/03/2007 vs Lincolnshire Co-op
Appearances – 65 (Joint 11th Highest Appearance Maker)
Goals – 19 (8th Highest Appearance Maker)
Top Goalscorer – (2007/2008)
Goal of the Season – (2009/2010) & (2010/11)
After a brief cameo as a holding midfielder in the 2006-2007 season the Hill became followed where many former 4th team graduates had trodden before when he signed for West End in August 2007. Traditionally at home out wide or as a striker the Hill finished the his first season as AFC West End’s top scorer netting eleven goals; including a hat-trick against Trent Valley. Despite his height (which is so vast he has previously been declared as a unit of measurement) Hill’s main threat comes with the ball at his feet, particularly when moving at pace. The 2008-2009 season saw the Hill make his first foray into management as he steered West End onto the path towards their second ever promotion, and he also invented a new position, coming off the bench to play ‘horizontal midfield’ away at Plough Inn Sturton.