Storrington manager to quit

HOR 221108 Football. Storrington v Southwick -photo by steve cobb
HOR 221108 Football. Storrington v Southwick -photo by steve cobb

STORRINGTON manager Rick Hamilton is to step down at the end of the season.

Hamilton confirmed his desire to hand over the reins following his side’s 6-1 thumping of fierce local rivals Steyning on Easter Monday. Saturday’s game against Westfield will be his last at the Swans’ helm, and Hamilton believes he has done the job he set out to do three years ago. Storrington are set for a top half finish in Division 2 and reached the Division 2 final, which they lost to AFC Uckfield in extra time.

He reamrked: “I wanted to make Storrington a force in the league rather than whipping boys.

“And I wanted them to beat Steyning - I have not lost to Steyning in my time here.

“I would like to think that I have got the club on a solid foundation and the players are there.”

Hamilton admits he has become frustrated with the Swans’ league position and is looking forward to taking a break from the game while dispelling the notion he is ready to walk into the vacant position at neighbours Steyning.

“I do not want to do something at another club and poach all the players from Storrington, I am not looking for another club.

“I’m just looking forward to going away for a holiday with my family in August and not having my phone to my ear the whole week. I need to recharge my batteries.

“Storrington are a fantastic club and they deserve all the credit.”