Blue Square Bet
Published 24th May 2012
Goalkeeper Neil Collett, centre half Gareth Dean, midfielders Adam Walker and James Armson and play-off goal hero Andy Brown all agreed terms with manager Kevin Wilkin.
The quintet join last season's sensational find Wes York in Boro's 2012/13 squad as Wilkin builds a side to compete at the higher level.
Chairman Ian Neale said: "Neil and James and Gareth are all just 22 and have been superb for us. Adam started 47 games for us last season and we are all looking forward to seeing how he steps up to the top level of non-league football.
"I do not need to tell anyone the impact Andy Brown had since rejoining us, and he has been rewarded for his play off final winner with a new deal!"
Meanwhile, assistant-manager Ken Gillard has decided to leave Nuneaton to take up a position with npower Championship outfit Crystal Palace.
He will join Palace as Youth Development Phase Head Coach, manager of under 15s and defensive coach for the Youth Team.
Gillard said he was leaving with a heavy heart and wanted to thank everyone at the club for the great times he has shared since joining us as Kevin Wilkin's number two in October 2008.
He said he leaves with many fond memories, including the obvious ones of wining three promotions in four seasons.
His best memories include the come back in the Southern League Midland Division play off semi final against Chesham, when we were down to ten men with the ultimate highlight of promotion to the Conference Premier this season.
He paid tribute to the best set of players he has worked with and vowed he would stay in touch.
Manager Wilkin said Gillard had been an integral part of the club and the developments that have been made during the last four seasons.
Chairman Ian Neale said: "I would like to put on record the contribution made by Ken that has allowed us to achieve something that was only a dream four years ago - reaching the conference.
"We have met with Ken since Boro won promotion and we would not wish to stand in the way of a fantastic career opportunity for Ken in professional football. We will keep in touch and wish him the very best on his new career path."
Wilkin will be hoping to appoint a new assistant-manager and will be drawing up a shortlist with a view to making an appointment as soon as possible.