Club statement: New first team manager

Binfield FC are absolutely delighted and excited to announce Garry Haylock as new First Team Manager with immediate effect.   

Garry brings to the club a significant amount of playing and managerial experience.  A full-time professional footballer, Garry played for many seasons at Huddersfield Town and enjoyed some very successful seasons playing in the top flight of Irish League Football where he won many awards and accolades, including winning the Republic of Ireland League Championship twice and the Northern Ireland League Championship twice. His honours list also includes three FAI Cups and two IFA Cups.  A Golden Boot winner on two occasions, Garry also played 26 times in European competition and even has a season of playing in Greece to add to his significant and experienced playing career.

Garry has had an equally impressive managerial and coaching career. He was manager at Hayes & Yeading United for a number of years and won promotion to the National League with them in 2009. He was First Team Coach at Exeter City for four seasons as well as manager at Farnborough, Walton & Hersham and has been involved in numerous high-profile academies and enjoys close ties to many local clubs that play at a higher level.

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Garry Haylock. Photo: Dan Westwell.
Garry Haylock during his second spell with Hayes & Yeading. Photo: Dan Westwell.

A UEFA Pro Licence holder, Garry has spent his whole life involved in football.  There’s just too much to list here other than to say that he will be retaining his day job role as Director of Football at King Edwards School, combining this with his role at Binfield FC.

Binfield FC Chairman Andy Cotton noted: “Securing Garry’s signature is a huge milestone for our football club.  His playing and managerial experience, combined with his incredible coaching knowledge and history of player development is remarkable.  I’m absolutely thrilled that Garry has come aboard and I know that our hugely talented First Team will be equally delighted that he’s joined the Binfield family. Garry has been following the progress of the team for some time now and is eager to just get started, excited about the group and the challenge ahead”

We are delighted to confirm that current caretaker boss Roger Herridge, Liam Day and Tony Perry are staying as part of the First Team Management group as this underpins our ambition of always keeping Binfield club people involved.  We hope to announce the details of our new physio very soon.