Basingstoke have announced that Jason Bristow, the club’s Academy Manager, will be leaving his post shortly.
He has been offered – and accepted – an opportunity within the Eastleigh FC Scholarship Programme. However, he will not be leaving the club completely.
Bristow will continue to assist Terry Brown with the running of the first team for the remainder of this season. He will also be available to continue first-team duties next season.
Bristow said: “Just really to say that it’s been a privilege for me to see the Academy grow and go from strength to strength since it’s conception five years ago. It’s been great to see so many success stories, not only the footballing ones we all read about but the everyday successes where players come to us with little confidence but leave having grown not only as players but as people too.
“I’ve seen real special friendships formed because of players joining our club and this too is something we have prided ourselves on. I will always have such special memories of the players that have been involved in our academy.”
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