As part of its ongoing development programme, Southwell City will be working with an FA Coach Mentor to help further improve the level of football coaching within the club.

Steve Thompson joins the club for this season with a wealth of experience as a mentor, having worked with both professional and grassroots coaches and players.

Steve will spend a set number of hours over the course of the season working with the club. His appointment has been funded by the FA Coach Mentor Programme as part of its commitment to improve coaching in grassroots football by helping coaches to develop knowledge, confidence and skills.

Steve said, "My role is to improve and help to support grassroots coaching. At Southwell City, I will be working with groups of coaches to help them improve their coaching. I will also be working with individual coaches who feel that they want to move on to the next level."

Richard Wilson, speaking on behalf of Southwell City, said, "Bringing Steve in has been like a breath of fresh air for me. His enthusiasm for the club is absolutely tremendous. I am sure the level of coaching in the club is going to rise under Steve's guidance and hopefully we will be able to maintain that legacy once Steve has left."

John Cunningham