Weston-super-Mare AFC are delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Trego as Head Groundsman.
A dedicated supporter of the club for nearly 30 years, Sam brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as the groundsman at Weston Cricket Club for the past 7 years.
When asked about his new role, Sam said:
I’m delighted to have been appointed the Head Groundsman of Weston-super-Mare AFC and can’t wait to get started in the new year.”
“Over the past couple of months, I’ve been helping on match days and during the week learning how the pitch is prepared by Bob Flaskett for the next home fixture.
“I’ve been fortunate enough that over the past 7 years, I’ve been the groundsman at Weston Cricket Club, a role which I will be continuing in, and have set my standards very high. I am looking forward to doing the same here at Weston-super-Mare AFC.
“I’ve followed the seagulls for almost 30 years, travelling to many grounds with my grandad David Marquiss when the club were in the Great Mills League. A trip to Saltash Utd or Liskeard on a Tuesday night was never a problem!
“I remember the FA Cup trip away to Woking and the replay at the old Woodspring Park where we lost 1-0.
“It was fantastic last year following the boys and seeing them win the league last season. We’ve been on a great run over the last month and I’m sure that’s going to continue.”
Sam takes on the groundsman’s role from Bob Flaskett, who announced his retirement last month after 20 years of dedicated service.
Bob will still be at the club after his retirement, during the week and on match days in an advisory position supporting Sam.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Bob for all his hard work and dedication over the past two decades and I’m delighted to have him close by guiding me through these next few months.”
Managing Director Oli Bliss said:
Whilst it is a big loss with Bob leaving, I am very happy to announce the appointment of Sam Trego to the role of Head Groundsman.
“He has worked very well with Bob over the past few months in a volunteer role, which has given him a chance to learn the role.
“Alongside this role, he will continue in his head groundsman role at Weston Cricket Club as well, these two roles will fit well together.
“Welcome to the team Sam.”
Everyone at Weston-super-Mare AFC wishes Sam all the best as he starts his new role.