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Dave Ottley Appointed as Techincal Director

November 6, 2023 News

Tavistock AFC Welcomes Dave Ottley as New Technical Director

Tavistock AFC is delighted to announce the appointment of David Ottley as the club’s Technical Director.

Dave brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, and his appointment to work
with Stuart Henderson and the management team in a non-coaching capacity, is expected to
have a significant impact on the continued development and success of the team.
With a strong background in football management and business over many years, Dave has
held various coaching positions at both youth and men’s levels, and his expertise in player
development and tactical analysis has earned him a reputation as a highly respected figure
in the sport at a local level.

As the Technical Director, Dave will be working closely with Stuart Henderson and the
existing management team to continue the development of the club’s footballing philosophy,
coaching structure, and player progression. Dave will also be responsible for producing and
coordinating the ongoing plan for the overall management and strategic direction of the
football aspects of a club, overseeing the club’s operations, including player recruitment,
coach development, performance analysis, sport science, and strategic planning.
His keen eye for talent and ability to nurture young players will be invaluable in developing a
sustainable pathway for talented individuals within the Tavistock AFC system, which
compliments the existing structure developed by Stuart Henderson over the many years he
has been in charge at Langsford Park.

Speaking about his appointment, Dave expressed his excitement and commitment to the
club’s vision: “I am thrilled to be part of this ambitious and ongoing development project. The
club has built strong foundations on the pitch and has a clear vision for future progression.
My goal is to contribute to the continued growth of the club.“

The Tavistock AFC management is equally thrilled with Dave’s appointment, believing that
his expertise and close working relationship with the existing management team, will be
instrumental in taking the club to new heights. They have full confidence in his ability to
shape and improve the team’s coaching capabilities while also prioritising the development
of young talents within the club.

All at Tavistock AFC will be eagerly looking forward to the positive impact Ottley’s
appointment will have on the club. With his wealth of experience and strategic approach to
player development, the club believes they have made a significant step forward in their
quest for success. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Dave Ottley as the
Technical Director of Tavistock AFC. Together, we look forward to a bright and successful
future.