Richard ‘Wilks’ Wilkins: Stowmarket Town FC’s New Manager

Stowmarket Town Football Club can confirm that Manager Chris Casement has stepped down from the role with immediate effect.  Chris wishes to continue his playing career and focus solely on that at this time. We would like to thank Chris for his work and commitment during a difficult period.

Stowmarket Town is, however, delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Wilkins (Wilks) as the club’s new Manager.

Wilks needs very little introduction to followers of non-league football in Suffolk, having been a manager of Bury Town FC, Leiston FC and Needham Market FC over the last 20 years. Wilks lead Bury Town through 2 successful promotion campaigns and numerous Cup victories and took Leiston to their highest league position in their history as their Manager.

Before moving into non-league football management, Wilks enjoyed a long and successful career as a player in the professional game, making more than 500 league and cup appearances with Colchester United FC, Cambridge United FC and Hereford United FC.

Following his appointment Wilks  said “I recognise that Stowmarket Town FC has challenges ahead and we need to be realistic in terms of our expectations. However, I am excited to have this opportunity and along with the support of the local community, I believe, as a club,  we can continue to build on our reputation as a competitive club in the Isthmian North League”.