Blues announce new boss – updated

Bishop’s Stortford FC are pleased to announce the appointment of their new manager Adam Flint who will be assisted by James Robinson. The duo leave Bostik League Witham Town where they have been in charge since the tail end of the 2015/16 season.

Bishop’s Stortford FC Director of Football Steve Smith has known the duo for a number of seasons and said “they have made a reputation for their style of play and the way they encourage young players to progress from the youth and reserve/development set up into the first team. Everyone at the ProKit UK stadium Welcome Adam and James to the club and I encourage all loyal Blues supporters to get behind them and the team for the coming season”.

Having come through the youth system at Tiptree United, progressing through the reserves and making his first team debut at the age of 17, Flint saw his career ended by an ACL injury four years later.

After a period out of the game he became reserve team manage at Witham as they age of 27 and within two months have become first team manager with the task of saving them from relegation.

He remained at Witham when Danny Greaves became manager but left when Garry Kimble took over, leading the core of the side Flint left behind to two promotions in three years.

After a spell managing Sunday side Priory Sports who became the first Chelmsford side to win the Essex Sunday Cup and reached the last 16 of the FA Sunday Cup the following year, he returned to Witham near the end of the 2015/16 season and transformed a side who had won only once in their previous 18 games, and they took 13 points from their final nine games to avoid last season.

The Spa Road club finished 13thin Isthmian North in 2016/17 before moving up two places last season,