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9 July 2019

Gabriele Cioffi has added to his coaching staff with the appointment of Dean Lightwood as our part-time goalkeeping coach.

Dean, 47, has a wealth of experience, both as a keeper and a coach. A well-known name in Sussex non-league football he played for several local clubs including Eastbourne Borough and Lewes.

As a coach, he has worked with the academies at Charlton Athletic and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Gaby said: “Dean was recommended to me and we had a chat at the end of last season, and I could see he was the right fit for us.

“He is well respected already as a coach and the goalkeepers are already benefitting from his expertise. He will work with us at three training sessions per week and on matchdays and I feel his appointment is another positive step forward for the club."

Hear from Dean Lightwood below. 


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