AFTER exile from Saturday league football for several years, Perrywood AFC are back.

The club are set to play on Saturdays once again in the West Midlands Regional League Division One. This places them in the 11th tier of English football, seven divisions from the English Football League and ten from the Premier League.

2014/15 was the season in which Perrywood competed in the non-league structure. But for this upcoming season, they have come prepared with a new coaching team.

Simon Craddock and Rhys Goode will become joint managers of the side. Craddock previously played at the semi-pro level and managed of Upton Town. Craddock has a UEFA B licence, which means he is able to manage at any level of non-league football, while Goode has previous experience managing at clubs such as Bredon FC.

After being announced as the new co-manager, Craddock said: "I'm very excited to be able to get back into club management after three years out. 

"Perrywood has a rich history and such a great club ethic within the area that we hope to grow and succeed further on and off the pitch."

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Additionally, Nigel Upson will join as first team coach. Upson worked at Worcester City and organised the U18s, U21s and reserves teams, and worked as head of youth development for two seasons. 

Perrywood AFC chairman, Craig Gourley, said: "To take this new step is a major decision by the Perrywood AFC committee. It has taken ten years to allow this to move forward.

"Perrywood has always had the right morals and we needed the right players and most importantly the right coaches. It is these three coaches who we know will uphold Perrywood morals and beliefs.

"We know the Saturday team is in good hands and we as a club will help in any way we can."

The team will play at Neel Park with the season set to begin in August.