New manager appointed.

Barnstaple Town Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment Aaron Harper-Penman as the new manager at the club following the resignation of joint managers Kevin Darch & Dave Griffiths.

Aaron begins as manager at the club with immediate effect, and his first game in charge will be on Saturday when we travel to play Cinderford Town.

Aaron is very well known in the town, and among the Barum faithful, he has made 336 appearances for the club during his career as a player, scoring 25 goals, he made his debut for the club at the age of 16 in an FA Cup tie against Exmouth Town. He has also played for Bideford in the Southern League, and on his return to Barnstaple Town for the 2013/14 season he became club captain. In 2015 Aaron was entered in to the club’s hall of fame, joining the likes of other club legends Dave Blanche, Charlie Hulland and Greame Somerville.

Aaron will be naming his assistant manager in due course, and we hope that everybody will give him all the support that he deserves, and hopefully we can look forward to a bright future at the club.

Barnstaple Town Football Club


Speaking to Aaron this morning he wanted to say a few words on his appointment:

“I’m absolutely delighted to be given the chance to manage my home town club. Obviously the task ahead will be a tough one, but one I firmly believe we can turn things around. It’s been a club close to me heart for many years and has some great people involved in. I will take great pleasure in working with everyone to push this club forward.”

“We have fixtures coming thick and fast over the coming weeks and your support would be very welcome. Every fixture is a massive game for us now being in position we are in, and I understand there are no easy games at this level, so Cinderford Town away will be a tough one on Saturday, and then obviously there is the big Boxing Day derby against Bideford to follow.”

“I will look forward to the challenge ahead and we will do our very best to climb the league table from now and to the end of the season”

Aaron Harper-Penman


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