Men Firsts – Northern Senior League Division 2


Mens 1st Team Manager: Mike Simmons

Mike has an experienced background playing for the likes of Bishops Cleeve, Woodmancote and in the Cheltenham and Northern Senior Leagues. Having had a break for the birth of his son he recently returned back playing and managing AFC Cheltenham for 5 years, two seasons in the old Cheltenham Sunday League and three years in the Gloucester Sunday League. In his first season in the Glos League AFC Cheltenham secured promotion with Mike securing Secretary of the year.

Mike will work in conjunction with the reserve team and Under 18’s to continue the success of recent years.

Mens 1st Team Assistant Manager: Dave Simmons

Dave is currently the Assistant Manager of the 1st team, supporting Mike Simmons. Dave began his playing career with Cleeve Colts. After a number of seasons playing mainly in Central Midfield, Dave moved into Adult Football playing for Woodmancote alongside Mike. The Woodmancote side enjoyed years of success with back to back promotions and cup wins. After leaving Woodmancote Dave took a year out to play Rugby for Cheltenham Tigers, however was enticed back into the game but former coach Jim Wyatt to play for Folley Athletic on Sundays. Dave once again took time away from football to concentrate on his studies in Glasgow before being reunited with Mike to play for AFC Cheltenham in a number of positions before becoming the regular Right Back. Unfortunately repeat injuries connected with a Leg break years before resulted in Dave stepping down from playing at the age of 25 and moving into Coaching alongside Mike at AFC Cheltenham and now FC Lakeside.



2015/16 Cheltenham League Division One Champions


07 MAY 2014 PICTURES BY ROBERT DAVIS Whaddon Utd (white) v FC Lakeside.


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