Oakham add experienced coach Haynes to their line-up

Oakham United v Thorney, Lewis Leckie Photo: Rob Campion EMN-150323-142706001
Oakham United v Thorney, Lewis Leckie Photo: Rob Campion EMN-150323-142706001

Experience United Counties football coach Seb Haynes has joined the Oakham United management ahead of the 2016-17 season.

Haynes, who most recently managed Peterborough Northern Star in the UCL Premier Division, one level up from Oakham, will join manager Wayne Oldaker and assistant manager Andy Bailey at the club.

The duo led the club to promotion into the UCL Division One after taking the PDFL Premier Division title, in their second season at the helm, finishing 12th.

Haynes, a good friend of the Tractor Boys boss, first coached UCL football at Blackstones with joint managers Darren Jarvis and Michael Goode.

When Goode, now Deeping Rangers boss, and Jarvis, most recently Holbeach United manager, moved to PNS Haynes followed before becoming assistant manager at Huntingdon Town, where he eventually stepped up to the head job.

He returned to PNS as caretaker manager when Goode and Jarvis left, going on to become joint manager until this Spring when he stepped down from the role.

With a UEFA B coaching licence just one of his many qualifications he will be a real asset to Oakham during pre-season and going forward.

On Saturday Oakham held their end of season awards and the big winner was striker Lewis Leckie, who finished with awards for being the top scorer, goal of the season, Players’ Player and Supporters ‘Player of the Season.

Managers’ Player of the Season went to midfielder Adam Rothery and central midfielder James North was the recipient of the Young Player of the Year award which was a highly competitive category.