24 February 2024
Bromley Football Club would like to announce the departure of first-team goalkeeping coach Glyn Shimell, as he leaves to take up a role in the Millwall academy set-up.
Glyn joined the first team over 6 years ago and has gone on to take up a huge role within our academy set-up as well as being an integral part of our first team coaching. “Shims”, as he’s known to all, had been part of the youth set up years prior to his move into the first team and also had a playing career spanning 25 years.
Glyn wanted to share the following statement:
“With a heavy heart I have just given my last training session and the time has come for me to leave Bromley FC. My last game will be tomorrow and I’m honored that it will be the Glyn Beverley Memorial Cup, a man I had the pleasure of sharing many a bad joke with on the away trips.
Firstly I’d like to thank Jerry Dolke and the board for giving me the opportunity to coach 6 years ago. It was the start of a journey which has seen us promoted as champions to the National League, FA Trophy appearance at Wembley and the clubs highest ever league finish. A journey that I have been on every step of the way with Neil Smith and Mark Hammond (and more recently Alan Dunne) who I can’t thank enough for their continued support and advice which has helped me develop as a coach. It’s been a privilege to work for them and represent the football club with the first team, relaunch the academy and go on to launch the Youth Academy.
Thanks to all the great people I’ve met over the years. Sean Wickenden and Ben May for their excellent work with the squad and the occasional rub! Danny Mills, Sue Whittaker, Tom Beaumont for their tireless work with the academy. Paul Clarke, Derek King , Adam Royall, Simon Hammond and Alton Francis for their incredible work they have done over the years building the Youth set up which I was apart of for 9 years. The players, backroom staff and more importantly the goalkeepers that I have have worked so closely with from Joe Welch, Seb Brown, Alan Julian, Chris Kettings, Ross Flitney, Max Huxter and lastly David Gregory.
I have truly been blessed to work with such great lads. Now for the next chapter working at Millwall FC…”
Everyone at the club would like to thank Shims for all his efforts, and we wish him all the best at Millwall!