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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Joint coach Martin Oglanby parts company with Workington Town

Workington Town joint coach Martin Oglanby is to stand down.

Workington Town coaches photo
Martin Oglanby, left and Gary Charlton

A former Town player, Oglanby took over the reins along with fellow coach and close friend Gary Charlton in July 2009 and together the pair steered the club from the depths of Championship One to the Divisional Grand Final in 2011 where the club lost to Keighley.

Promotion was gained to the Championship the following year and, this season, the club finished in its highest league position for years, being the only Cumbrian club to qualify for the play-offs.

"After four full seasons in charge with Gary, I feel that I can no longer give the commitment and time to continue to develop the club at this higher level," said Oglanby.

"Along with Gary, Craig Barker and Mathew Johnson, I have worked with a great group of people but I had to also consider my business and my family. And it's now right that my family should have more of my time."

Oglanby described his time at the club as "a fantastic experience" and added: "I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to coach at this level. The directors have given Gary and I 100 per cent support with Mark Fryer, Tony Boyd and Dave Bowden backing our decisions all the way. And we have become great friends. Everyone at the club has pulled in the same direction."

Full interview in today's News & Star

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Posted by PAUL (JIF) LENNON on 14 September 2013 at 13:38

All the best Oggy, enjoy your time. Top player, top coach, top man.

Posted by DaveH on 13 September 2013 at 12:49

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