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Hinshelwood Delighted to be Back

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Sussex County League Premier Division club Selsey have a new manager – and it’s their old manager.

They are delighted to have lured Adam Hinshelwood back to the High Street Ground six months after he departed to become assistant boss at Ryman League Division One South outfit Burgess Hill Town.

Hinshelwood told the Chichester Observer he had wanted to return to a manager’s job and was pleased to be back.

He replaces Richard Towers, who resigned just a few months into his Selsey spell saying he didn’t feel ablew to give football his full commitment.

Hinshelwood had a successful season at Selsey last term, guiding the Blues to a mid-table finish and the final of the RUR Charity Cup. Now he hopes to carry on the work he gave up when he left at the end of the campaign.

He said: “I enjoyed my time at Burgess Hill and learned a lot in a short time. I’m grateful to them for the opportunity and they were as good as gold about me coming back to Selsey. It was a tough decision.

“I want to be a manager and Selsey is a great club for me to carry on my learning curve. I enjoyed it here last season and was sorry to leave, and now I can look forward to getting stuck into the task again.”

Selsey have had an indifferent start to the season and lost 3-0 at Peacehaven & Telscombe on Tuesday – ironically in the competition in which Hinshelwood led them to the final last April.

They head to East Grinstead in the league tomorrow in fourth-from-bottom place then host Bognor Regis Town in the Sussex Senior Cup next Tuesday.

Chairman David Lee said: “We’re very pleased to have Adam back and hope he can pick up where he left off. He will probably want to pull in one or two players to strengthen the squad. We look forward to working with him again.”

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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