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Paul Osgood14 May - 13:27
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Ashford United Appoint Danny Kedwell As New Manager

Ashford United can today confirm that ex Chatham Town assistant manager, Danny Kedwell, has been appointed as the 1st team manager, after putting pen to paper.

Danny joins us on the back of a very successful time with Chatham, on and off the pitch, where he played an instrumental role in their consecutive promotions and very nearly a third.

Danny has spent most of his career playing non-league football, but played in League One and Two during a four-year spell with Gillingham FC, his hometown club.
Danny’s extensive career brings a wealth of knowledge, invaluable experience and leadership to our great club.

Amassing a career total of 612 appearances and 228 goals, for all clubs. Which also includes playing spells at Ebbsfleet United (174), AFC Wimbledon (118) and of course Chatham Town (34).

Danny quoted “Firstly, I would like to put on record, my sincere gratitude to everyone at Chatham Town Football Club.
My time there has been unbelievable, with great memories and making friends for life.
I wish them every success as they push for greater things, which I’m sure will come.

Ashford United is a great club, with excellent facilities, people and fans. I can’t wait to get started!
It’s going to be a busy few months planning, getting players in and talking to our current players. But we will be ready and on the front foot, come the first kick of the new season.”

We extend a warm welcome to Danny and eagerly anticipate the positive impact he will make as we embark on this journey together. The future indeed looks bright in Green & White!

Don Crosbie welcomes the new gaffer
“We all at AUFC are pleased to announce Danny Kedwell as our new first team boss.
Anyone who knows Danny will understand what a great addition to AUFC he and his assistant will prove.  
Danny has done amazing at Chatham assisting with back to back promotions and just missed out on a consecutive third promotion losing to Enfield in the Premier league play off final.  
Danny’s CV speaks for itself and having known Danny’s style and determination there are two things that stand out. Great football and a desire at all times to win.
Two excellent traits if our ambitions are to be achieved.  
The clubs new owners are fully behind the appointment and are really looking forward to the new season ahead and can’t wait to be fully involved in the push for success here at this great club.
Onwards & Upwards”


Director Of Football, Alan Walker
“As we near the completion of the takeover process, maintaining the integrity and performance of the footballing aspect is paramount. With the endorsement of the new ownership, Don Crosbie has selected an exceptional first-team manager in Danny. Possessing a steadfast winning mindset and a profound understanding of non-league football, Danny's appointment is eagerly anticipated, and we are eager to witness the positive impact he will undoubtedly bring to the club.”

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