Maidenhead United’s TikTok star Gareth Ainsworth on the move and Brooke Chaplen’s new job
Slowly step back into the season with some weekend talking points for you!
Maidenhead United’s new signing is causing a stir on TikTok
Alexis André Jr, remember the name! Maidenhead United’s new goalkeeper is a signing with a small difference for the Berkshire side.
Well, Alan Massey is highly unlikely to have 3,900,000 followers on TikTok.
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According the Maidenhead announcer, the 25-year-old goalkeeper joined relegated Dover Athletic where he made 12 appearances. The newspaper also states that the “guardian appeared on the Amazon Prime dating show ‘Lovestruck High’.
We’ve certainly seen Alan on this.
Brooke Chaplen has a new role at Reading FC Women
It was so sad to see Brooke’s career cut short at the end of last season, but after hanging up her boots Chaplen was appointed Managing Director of Reading FC Women with responsibility for the day to day operations of the football club, providing a support with personnel, finances and logistics.
Chaplen was forced into retirement in April after receiving treatment for a bone tumor which, thankfully, has now been completely removed.
Speaking to the Reading FC website, Chaplen said: “When Kelly approached me with this opportunity, there was no doubt in my mind about it. I love this club, so to have this chance to continue to be here, I had to take it.
“It will definitely take some getting used to, but I can’t wait to get going and I can’t wait to get started.”
Hilltop promoted to Combined Counties League Premier Division North
There has been a LOT written about the fate of Staines Town. It was a series of bizarre events and circumstances that led to the demise of the former National League South team and the envy of many of us in non-league football.
It looks like the Swans won’t be competing at all next season and certainly they won’t be in the Combined Counties League following their relegation from the Isthmian League last season after it was confirmed the loss of the play-off finalists in the first division, Hilltop would take their place.
If you want to know more about Staines Town there is a great thread from the excellent @AgainstLeague3 on Twitter here.
Gareth Ainsworth remains a lovely guy
We don’t know why this happened, but we have been informed that the wonderful Wycombe Wanderers boss was not only at the Eversley & California tournament over the weekend, he was coaching an Under-15 team. Which is just awesome.