Change in Management of Under-19's

Above; Left to Right: Club Captain/Under-19 Coach Ryan Blott, Under-19 Assistant Manager Denny Ingram, Robbie Scarborough with Football Development Director and new Under-19 Manager, Paul Exley.


Scarborough Athletic FC have announced a change in management of the club's Under-19 side for next season.

Due to an increased workload with Scarborough Football Scholarships, which is expanding its international student intake in conjunction with partners, Coventry University Scarborough, current joint managers Denny Ingram and Ryan Blott are stepping down from their U19 roles. They will still remain involved, but in different capacities, with Denny taking on the Assistant Manager job and Ryan slotting into a coaching role. The relationship between Scarborough Football Scholarship and Scarborough Athletic FC is unaffected by this change. Denny Ingram and Ryan Blott have led the Scarborough Athletic FC Under-19 side for the past two seasons, winning the league and County Cup during their first season as a management duo. They have also developed a number of players into both our own first team and non-league football more widely.

The Club can announce that Paul Exley will take over the running of the U19 side from next season, with the support from the outgoing duo. UEFA B Licensed Coach Exley, has most recently managed the Scarborough Athletic FC Under-16 side in the Junior Premier League last season in addition to his role as Football Development Director. Exley said "I would like to pay tribute to Denny and Ryan who due to the increased workload in their day jobs, are taking a step back while offering their ongoing support. Ryan is also playing for the first team and Denny is still managing the Wednesday scholarship sides. Both have done a good job in developing a playing style and discipline within the squad and it is something I hope to build upon going forward".

"Some products of the Under-19 side have progressed to the first team, and we aim to keep this trend moving forward. The pathway within the Club, from youth set up to our u19s and through to possible first team involvement is our principal goal and it also gives our fans a chance to watch the emerging prospects on a Monday night. We want to attract the best local players with the intention of developing and providing home-grown talent for the first team manager to utilise”.

Denny Ingram added, "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as manager with Ryan, however a number of commitments, including undertaking my UEFA B Coaching License and the bigger projects with the Scholarships means I will have less time available to commit to the Manager's role. Both myself and Ryan will still be available to help Paul and the Club when required and we have already agreed that Paul will attend our Wednesday fixtures on a regular basis to maintain a strong link".

A range of trials and fixtures will take place for the Under-19 side for next season, when it is safe for football to resume. Full details will be published on the official website and across the Club’s social media when appropriate.

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