Southern League Wimborne Town, have set their sights set on promotion after undergoing significant improvements, led by new manager, Tim Sills.
Ex Hamworthy United boss, Tim Sills, made the move to Wimborne Town last October. Since his arrival, Wimborne have gone unbeaten in 15 out of their last 17 games.
The change in management has had a big effect on not only the squad, but also throughout the club.
The Chairman of Wimborne Town, Tony Grant, said: “We stay as we are now; our only investment should be going into getting promoted back into the Premier.”
He also went on to demonstrate his faith in his new manager: “He (Sills) wants promotion as much as everyone else so it’s up to him what to do with the team.”
Despite this, the Chairman said he feels becoming a professional team will be difficult in the future.
He said: “We’d need a drastic change and a lot of investment. It’s just too expensive.”
Success on the pitch has been achieved with mostly the same squad from before, with only two new additions.
However, the Chairman has noticed the team is “playing better and he’s (Sills) got them more match fit”. The determination is there as well.”
Mental and Physical improvement
The Goalkeeper Coach, Ben Sullivan, who also switched from Hamworthy to Wimborne with Sills, has said that “when we first joined, the players were in a bit of a rut. They probably weren’t physically fit.”
He added that he and had Sills got “very used to winning” at Hamworthy and that they “bred that confidence into this squad.”
Regarding the club, external interest has also increased since the coaching has changed.
More investment needed
The Chairman said: “We are chasing one or two more people for an investment in sponsoring around the ground.”
The club is also attracting far higher attendances at their games since Sills’ arrival.
At the end of last season, attendance was static at around 200 per game.
At Wimborne’s last home game against Melksham Town, attendance reached 516.