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Deeping make Bond head of football

Former Deeping Rangers first-team coach Martin Bond is the club's new head of football.

Bond will work with the managers and coaches across the club - from mini soccer through to first team - to help consolidate player development and pathway.

He was first team coach for the past eight seasons, coached in Deeping's youth section and played at what is now Step 4 and 5 Level so brings good knowledge and experience to the role.

Deeping chairman Paul Smith said: "We see this as a very good appointment for the club in this newly created role.

"With the club continuing to grow and more emphasis being placed on player pathway with the reintroduction of the Reserves, it was important to have someone in this position to help and support all areas of the football club, but especially the transition from youth to senior football.

"Martin's reputation from his involvement in the club is well respected and we are really pleased that he accepted our offer to take on this role.

"He will be able to use his experience to benefit the club as we continue in our development and we all welcome Martin to the committee."

Bond said having been at the club for 12 years, he was delighted to become head of football.

"I started off my coaching career with the club at youth level, working my way up to midweek under-18s. For the last eight years I have had the privilege of working as first team coach. Therefore, in footballing terms, I know I can bring a wealth of experience. I have a good understanding of the fabric of Deeping Rangers FC and the vision the club have for the future.

"I am looking forward to building some solid relationships and working with all the club’s coaches, managers and players across the whole spectrum of teams at Deeping Rangers, from the youngsters up to and including the first team.

"Initially, I intend to do a lot of listening and witnessing prior to mentoring, guiding, and supporting in bringing to life with great clarity Deeping Rangers' vision for football in the future. This will undoubtedly enable the club to progress to the next level."

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