Spennymoor Town FC has today announced the arrival of Tommy Miller Senior as the club’s new Head of Recruitment.
Father of Tommy Miller Junior, who is already Assistant Manager at The Brewery Field, Tommy Snr has more than 40 years of experience working in the Football League. He is tasked with unearthing the most exciting talent to bring to the club and will be a key cog in recruitment moving forward, as well as forging strong links with local footballing academies.
He also offers extensive player and club knowledge to help the club prepare for matches in the Northern Premier League Premier Division and higher up the league pyramid.
Tommy has worked for clubs including Hartlepool, Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough.
He said: “Spennymoor Town is progressive, ambitious and has an excellent Chief Executive and Manager, who I’m looking forward to working with.
“The club is looking to sign players from further afield to entertain its good core of supporters.
“Non-league is an enjoyable challenge for me after 41 years in the Football League. I am also passionate about having a strong input on the club’s academy and developing the younger players, having set up the Hartlepool United Youth Development System 19 years ago, which is still bearing fruit today.
“I’m also keen to be working with the local professional clubs to develop links at both junior and senior levels.”
Officials at Spennymoor Town have been quick to hail the arrival of Miller, which is seen as another signal of the club’s intent to continue their upward drive.
Jason Ainsley, Manager, said: “I’m delighted that Tommy has chosen to join us despite lots of offers from other clubs. His work alongside the Chief Executive and myself to bring new players to the club will be invaluable and he’ll be a huge help to the players in our academy set up.”
Bradley Groves, Chief Executive of Spennymoor Town FC, said: “There’s not a player or person in football that I’ve mentioned to Tommy that he doesn’t know everything about. Many of them he knows personally.
“I’m pleased Tommy chose us over other suitors, many of whom were in higher divisions, and I look forward to the boost he’ll give our promotion push this season and beyond.”