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Wimborne Appoint New Manager – The Southern League


Date: Tue 11 Oct 2022

By Steve Whitney

Pitching In Southern League Division One South club Wimborne Town have replaced one former prolific non-League striker in James Stokoe as manager with another in Tim Sills.

Sills moves across from league rivals Hamworthy United, where he guided the side into the Southern League as Wessex League Premier Division champions at the end of this season.

The now 43-year-old was appointed as the Hammers` boss in October 2019 and was handed the Magpies post after the club received a number of high-quality applications.

Born in Romsey, Sills began his playing career with Millwall but left the Lions to go to university and began a long and successful spell in non-League football with Camberley Town and then Basingstoke Town.

But it was after joining Aldershot Town from Kingstonian in the summer of 2002 that he really took off, scoring 43 goals in the Conference for the Shots in 96 appearances, earning an England C cap against Belgium’s under-23s in February 2003.

He went on to play for Oxford United, Hereford United, Torquay United, Stevenage, Aldershot and Basingstoke again, Bashley, Gosport Borough and Weymouth before finishing his playing days with Blackfield & Langley – then in the Southern League.

Sills will be joined by Chris Senior as assistant manager, Michael Legg as coach and Ben Sullivan as goalkeeper coach at New Cuthbury.

Sills told his club’s website: “I’m absolutely delighted to be appointed as manager of Wimborne Town FC. To be torn away from such a strong base that we’d built at Hamworthy United was always going to take something special and the potential, the set up and brilliant fan base at Wimborne, especially after talking to the Board, was just too much to resist. Time now for myself, Chris, Sully and Tank to get down to business, work hard and get this talented squad reaching the heights they should be capable of”.

Wimborne Town Web Site


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