3:00pm Saturday 7th July 2012
Pennar Robins’ player/manager Dean Driscoll has stepped down after only a season in charge at Bush Camp.
The Robins boss was in charge of the division one outfit but at the club’s recent annual general meeting he handed in his resignation.
“I work a lot of shifts and fitting in the time necessary to run the team was proving too difficult,” said Driscoll. “I think it’s only fair that I give them [the club] plenty of time to get the right man in for the start of the season.
“I have a young family and it’s difficult juggling everything — so something had to give.”
Driscoll’s assistant last season was Jimmy Probert and he’s agreed to take on the role as manager for the forthcoming season.
The 36-year-old added: “I’m still going to play. I feel I have another good season left in me in the top flight. And perhaps I may consider being manager again in the future.”
The Robins finished fifth in the table winning fourteen of their 26 league matches, and drew two and lost ten in a relatively successful campaign. This season’s managers for the second team are Lee Rigby and Brian Probert, and Gavin Southcott and Ian Phillips will be in charge of the third team.
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