Published 11th July 2011
....Pershall Park outfit as "a nice little place to cut my teeth."
Hammatt, 33, has taken over from Peter Hall after working with him during the closing stages of last season. "We finished with a fantastic young squad and I am delighted that players like Danny Hughes, Mark Hall, Sam Lovatt and Dan Counter have agreed to stay.
"Our goal last season was to finish tenth – which we missed by a point – and qualify for the FA Cup, and my challenge is to build on that.
"We don't pay and are towards the bottom of the pecking order locally, I want to make us hard to beat and to finish 10th or above."
Hammatt, who lives at Sneyd Green, is an Essex boy who spent eight years working full-time in the youth set-up at Colchester.