Hartley Wintney says it regretfully announces that First Team Head Coach, Luke Tuffs, will be leaving the club after the final game of the season on 27th April.

Tuffs is pursuing a managerial position for next season. As First Team Coach, Head Coach and Youth Team Manager, he has been a crucial part of the management setup that has masterminded the club’s incredible rise up from the Combined Counties League to the Southern Premier League, and without the benefit of a large budget or state-of-the-art facilities.

From shortly after its inception he also worked to establish Hartley Wintney’s Under 18s side, and guided them to the Hampshire Youth Cup Final (Hampshire FA Youth Midweek Floodlit Cup) in 2016/17, beating Aldershot Town at their own EBB Stadium to claim the trophy.

Tuffs wanted to give this personal message to all the supporters at the club:

“After four fantastic years as Hartley Wintney’s First Team Head Coach, the time has come for me to move on to pastures new to continue my management and coaching career. This is one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make in football, but I know it’s the right one for me.

“Hartley Wintney is a wonderful club that will always be dear to me. Our success over the last four years has been in no small part due to the people around the club that make it a special place to be for management and players. I’ll still be around the place when I can. Thanks for everything, and see you in the future.”

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