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Clarke puts pen to paper at Alvechurch
2:03pm Thursday 17th July 2014 in Sport
EXPERIENCED centre forward Jermaine Clarke has agreed to lead Alvechurch's line during the 2014-15 season.
The 30-year-old agreed to join the Church after spending pre-season at Lye Meadow.
The addition of a forward who has played for Evesham, Redditch United and Bromsgrove Rovers with distinction will only bolster Alvechurch's attacking options.
But Clarke will also be able to lend a hand behind the scenes, believes manager Ross Thorpe.
Clarke is currently a sports lecturer at South Birmingham College and has also conducted several coaching sessions.
Thorpe, who has already drafted in assistant Keith Rostill and Rob Williams into back room team, said: "It's great to have Jermaine at the club.
"With his experience, the players can all look up to him.He can play in a number of positions
"He's also a coaching at South Birmingham College and has done a couple of sessions which the lads enjoyed.
"Jermaine's young for a coach but he will have a head start on players who retire from playing aged 34 and then look at coaching."
Meanwhile, Alvechurch saw off Alcester Town 4-1 in Saturday's pre-season friendly, with Jamie Wilcox, Gareth Evans and Connor Deards (2) on target.
Alvechurch tackle Bolehall Swifts away on Saturday (3pm) and travel to Cradley Town next Tuesday (7.30pm ko).