GRIMSBY Town Football would like to wish Robbie Stockdale all the best as he takes up his new appointment as Under 21 development coach at premiership club Sunderland AFC.
It is testament to the excellent work by the youth system that such a prestigious club have come in for the UEFA ‘A’ licence coach. Sunderland made the approach three weeks ago and as part of the agreement for him to leave will play a pre-season friendly in support of the clubs youth system.
Robbie leaves behind the youth department in good shape following the implementation of the new FAPL driven Elite Player Performance Plan and the move to self funding.
Once again, Adam Smith, the Academy Manager, will step up in short term to manage the scholars until a permanent appointment is made