Athium Midland Football Combination
Published 3rd October 2011
....Wayne Elcock as fitness coach.
Elcock, who held the British Middleweight title from 28th September 2007 until 14th March 2009, will work alongside manager Marcus McDonald as fitness coach during next pre-season with the `new` club ahead of their first season in the Midland Combination.
Elcock, who was born in Birmingham, has previous football coaching experience with Millwall, Burton Albion and Redditch United and was a youth team regular at Birmingham City, before deciding to persue a boxing career.
McDonald said: "I am delighted to welcome someone of the calibre and experience of Wayne Elcock to Paget.
“He will help us put the players through a gruelling pre-season programme to ensure that we hit the ground running in 2012."
Paget have also appointed Dean Farrington as first-team coach and he will work alongside McDonald in assembling a promotion-challenging squad.
Farrington boasts a wealth of experience within the Midland Combination having played for the likes of Alvechurch, Coleshill Town, Leamington Hibernian, Racing Club Warwick, Thimblemill Recreation, Cradley Town, Castle Vale JKS and Fairfield Villa.
He has also been on the coaching staff at Thimblemill and Castle Vale JKS, helping to guide the latter to the Midland Combination First Division title in 2008/09.
McDonald was delighted with the addition of Farrington to his backroom staff, saying: "I made him my captain when I took my first managerial role at Thimblemill, and even back then he showed signs of wanting to get into coaching and was always willing to put the lads through their paces before and after games. Win, lose or draw, rain or shine, he just got on with it and if the lads walked off he'd be there having a fit giving them an earful for not being professional.
“I had no doubts that if I was still involved in football when he retired I would bring him into my coaching set up. “Deano knows my passion and drive will make Paget become a force. He will get the chance to coach a different level of player while at the club and I see no reason why he can't be my natural successor in the years to come."