Canvey Island have announced that Joe Keith has been appointed as first team assistant manager having joined the club from East Thurrock United.

During his playing career Joe played professionally for the clubs including Colchester United, Leyton Orient and Brentford. He dropped into non-league football in 2007 with AFC Hornchurch, going on to play for East Thurrock where he would later become a coach under manager John Coventry.

On the appointment, Gulls boss Danny Heale said: “I’m very pleased to have been able to bring Joe to the club to work alongside myself and Brad Wellmen.

“Since Junior Lewis left to take up a role with Boreham Wood earlier in the season I’ve wanted to add someone experienced to our backroom team, but it was important to take our time and get the right man. Given Joe’s distinguished playing career along with the great job he has done at East Thurrock as a coach, I fully believe that he will prove to be a fantastic appointment for the club.

“Myself and Brad are really looking forward to working with Joe and know that everyone will help to make him feel welcome at The Frost Financial Stadium.”


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