Adam Lockwood Appointed New Boss of Wakefield AFC
Wakefield AFC have this afternoon confirmed Adam Lockwood as the clubs new manager for the 2020-21 season. The ambitious have turned to the former Reading, Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers, Bury, Oldham Athletic and Guiseley defender who had one season in charge at Nethermoor Park saving Guiseley from relegation from the National League.
Wakefield AFC started life as a new club in the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League last season with the ambition of raise up the football pyramid. Lockwood will replace Chris Turner as manager who returns to his role as director of football at the club.
Speaking about his appointment Adam Lockwood said, “I’m delighted to be part of the club and it’s an exciting time to be building foundations for the club to grow something that we as a city can be proud of and call our own. There is a tremendous amount of work to be done and it’s exciting to think of the potential to unite the city and surrounding areas of all age groups. We will be looking to create an environment where players have the opportunity to grow it will be an interesting journey.
The opportunity to become part of my home city club is great for me, the team and I will be doing our upmost to create a platform for local talent to showcase themselves and form a relationship with everyone that has a connection to the club throughout the community to achieve our goals as one.”