03 Jul UPDATE – ANDY’S BACKROOM STAFF
At the recent fans forum manager Andy Leese announced his backroom staff. His assistant manager will be Steve Bateman, Assistant & 1st Team coach Ben Watts and Head of scouting & recruitment, Howard Cowley. Andy has added goalkeeping coach Richard King.
Steve, the former WBA, Everton, Harrow Borough, Chesham United, Slough Town and Hendon player started his managerial career at Berkhamstead where he reached the FA Vase final. He went onto to manage Chesham United, Hemel Hempstead where he won promotion to the Isthmian League Premier, Slough Town and Aylesbury FC. He went back for a second time at Berkhamstead and Hemel Hempstead, also Hemel’s assistant before linking up with Andy Leese in June.
Ben (above) joined Andy in June 2023 having previously managed locally at Rothwell Corinthians, Wellingborough Town and Raunds Town, he was also the first team coach at Stamford AFC, St Neots Town and assistant manager at Eynesbury Rovers.
Howard, has been with Andy during his time at Enfield Town and Chesham United, having previously been a manager with Welwyn Garden City, Tring Town and Harpenden Towm, also assistant manager at Witney United, before he took up the Chief Scout role at Enfield.
Richard King is a goalkeeping coach who has had similar roles at St Neots Town, Peterborough United and Stamford.