We are delighted to be “keeping it in the family” with the appointment of a new management team for our Reserves, who play in the Devon and Exeter League.

Manager Sean Buttle and his assistant Dave Darch – both former players – announced in April that they were stepping down as they could no longer fully commit to the job.

They are now being replaced by two other ex-players with Steve Trevelyan as manager, assisted by James Baker.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that Steve and James are taking over,” said chairman Mike Hall.

“We pride ourselves on being a family club and so to appoint two lads who have been with us since they were young underpins that.

“They are Wellington through and through, having come up through the ranks to play for the first team before moving into coaching.

“Steve and James are both hugely popular figures within the club and I’m sure they will build on the excellent work put in by Sean and Dave.”

Steve said that he started playing for Wellington in the under-12s under Colin Waller “so I’ve been with the club for over 30 years.”

After his playing career he was assistant to then Reserve team boss John Norman before moving into coaching, gaining his Level 2 badge.

Since then he has coached players from the age of three up to the Reserves – and is particularly renowned for his weekly sessions with our youngest players.

James, whose son Josh made his first team debut last season, has also been working in our thriving youth setup by helping with the Under 13s.

Steve added: “I watched the Reserves a few times last season – they are a young team and we’re looking forward to developing them.

“Leggy (first-team manager Tim Legg) has been in touch and is very positive about us taking over which is great.”

The pair are working on a programme of pre-season friendlies with a game against Kentisbeare already lined up.