21 June 2018

Dunne becomes first team coach

  • Men's

Bromley Football Club are delighted to confirm the appointment of Alan Dunne as first team coach.

Dunne, 35, will also remain as part of the squad in a playing capacity, but will primarily assist Neil Smith with the coaching of the first team on a day to day basis.

Alan joined Millwall at the age of eight and progressed through the Lions’ Academy, before making his debut first-team appearance on 19th March 2002. The defender spent twenty three years at the Club, making almost 400 appearances for the Lions, also becoming captain during his time there. Following his departure from the Ravens’ South London neighbours, he signed for Leyton Orient. In January 2017, after a year and a half at Brisbane Road, he made the switch to his local side, Bromley.

Smith was pleased to welcome Dunne onto the coaching staff at Hayes Lane; “Since he’s come in, Alan has been a real help to me and Mark (Hammond). It was an easy decision to welcome him onto the coaching staff, and retain his services as a player too. Young players in particular need experience around them and Alan gives them that. He’s a been a credit to himself fitness wise, so I don’t see there being any problems if I have to call on him to play.”

Dunne was also excited to begin something of a new chapter in his career; “I’m really pleased. I’ve been here 21 months now and enjoyed every single moment of it. Neil and Mark took me in and I had to earn their trust and since I’ve come in I have learnt a lot from them. When I came here I wanted success, and the Club tasted success last year. We have personal targets we want to achieve and targets as a Club as well. We want to kick on, it’s the start of something here where we can go on and achieve things, and I’m very proud to be a part of that.”

After today’s news, the following 12 players are signed up for next season:

  • Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
  • Kyle De Silva
  • Alan Dunne
  • Jake Goodman
  • David Gregory
  • Jordan Higgs
  • Jack Holland
  • Dan Johnson
  • Adam Mekki
  • George Porter
  • Frankie Raymond
  • Bobby-Joe Taylor

Neil Smith remains in talks with a number of last season’s squad and potential further signings. As always, the official website will bring you any further news as soon as we have it.

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