Club legend Brock takes reins at AFC Porth

Welsh League Division Two outfit AFC Porth have announced the appointment of former player Stuart Brock as their new manager for next season.

Brock, who was part of the undefeated Amateur League winning side of 2008 and made over 250 appearances for the club, takes the Black Dragons hot seat following the recent departure of previous boss Gareth Morgan.

Former team-mate Jamie Hallett will work as Brock’s assistant, with talks already underway to confirm the rest of his coaching team.

Despite being his first ever managerial appointment, Brock has been at Dinas Park for 12 years, and will be keen to draw on the experiences picked up along the way in order to help the club build on their impressive second season in Division Two, which saw them miss out on promotion by six points.

Both Brock and Hallett are expected to place an added emphasis on youth development, while there is also set to be an increased drive towards looking at talent from across the Rhondda Valley.

Commenting on the appointment, club chairman Neil Dowler said: “Stuart has impressed me from the very minute that Gareth Morgan announced he was leaving, putting himself forward and taking it upon himself to speak to former players, footballing acquaintances, and formulating a plan that involves re-structuring the club, with a sustainable plan for future success.”

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