Steve Fallon Celebrates 10 years at the Histon Helm

Histon FC staged a Special Media Call on Wednesday to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Steve Fallon taking over the managerial helm at Histon.

Steve Fallon arrived at Histon FC on July 29th 1999 and started a football revolution that few would have predicted. Taking Histon up into the Southern League Eastern Division as Jewson League Champions in year one was just the start of things, with a further 3 promotions following, possibly the most impressive being the then Nationwide South title won by a huge 19 points and thrusting Histon into the top of the Non League Pyramid a level at which they are now entering their third season.

Chairman Gareth Baldwin spoke of his admiration and respect for the man who has put Histon FC firmly on the football map, “Once you get to know Steve Fallon you soon realise he is a man with a clear objective 'winning' but there is so much more to Steve than just that, the way he conducts himself speaks volumes about a man whose values and ethics are equally important. I would go as far as to say I have not found anyone in business or sport who I would trust more than Steve, his primary objective is always what's best for Histon FC so to achieve the success he has whilst not compromising on his values is a quite remarkable thing. Added to the fact he has achieved all that he has with a part time set up probably a 3rd of the budget of the top teams and you start to understand just what a remarkable Job Steve has done." Gareth added "I don’t think Steve has finished his plans for Histon by a long way and I hope we can continue to work together for many years to come. I know how much he wants to get Histon into the Football League, a dream shared by us all."

We will now prepare for Steve’s Testimonial which will be staged at the Glass World Stadium on Saturday 8th May 2010 “I suspect this will be some special day”.

Steve Fallon commented "The past decade has been an enormous challenge but it has also been highly satisfying and a real thrill for me personally. As a local resident I have really really enjoyed playing my part in a team effort which has seen our local Club progress onwards and upwards through the non league pyramid."

Steve concluded "I am still as excited about the new season ahead as I have ever been, possibly more so after last season's fantastic season when we finished 3rd in the League and had such a great FA Cup run. As I reflect on the past 10 years I have so many fond memories of particular games and I am grateful that I have been blessed with so many superb players a supportive Chairman and dedicated directors to enable us to progress together as we have, and I honestly don't think we've peaked yet".

Graham Eales


Friday 31st July 2009