Fallon 1 (web)The Club can today confirm that changes have been made to the management team here at Histon FC. Steve Fallon has left his post as First Team Manager to take up the role of Director of Football, a role that will oversee all things football at the club from the Academy to the Scholarship Programme and First Team and which allows the club to continue to benefit from his extensive experience in the game. Steve will also take a more active role in developing the club’s profile and improve engagement with our local community as the club look to develop plans for growth that include the intended installation of a 3G pitch at Bridge Road.

lance-key-2Returning to the club to take the role of First Team Manager is Lance Key who leaves his position as Goalkeeper Coach at Royston Town and who will take over First Team responsibilities immediately, starting with tomorrow’s Buildbase FA Trophy tie at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Lance needs little introduction to Histon supporters as he has a long and distinguished history with the club, most recently as Assistant Manager to Brian Page before moving to Royston last October.

Matt Clements will remain as Assistant First Team Manager whilst also continuing in his role as Scholarship Lead and Simon Day remains as Coach.

Fallon had this to say “it was my decision to make a change and I thought the time was right to let someone else take over as Manager. There’s a lot going on at the club at the moment with the new Academy, the Scholarship growing and our plans to launch a new Scholarship for girls that will tie in with the ladies team next year. On top of all that there’s the 3G pitch project to get involved with so I thought it was time I concentrated my efforts on the development of the whole club rather than just the First Team. My first act in this role was to identify the new Manager and I’m delighted that Lance accepted the offer. He was my first choice and I’m confident he will be successful.”

Key was delighted to be back at Bridge Road “this is a club close to my heart” he said “It’s a great opportunity for me and I want to thank Steve and the Board for giving me this chance. It’s clear that we need to start getting results again as quickly as possible and I’m looking forward to working closely with Matt Clements and the rest of the staff to achieve that. I’m also really pleased that Steve is staying at the club, he too has an important role to play in the future and we will all work closely together to move the club forward both on and off the pitch.”