WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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Tony Pennock

Tony Pennock joined Aberystwyth as assistant manager in April 2017 after Matthew Bishop had been asked to "step aside" and was promoted to first team manager in May.

A Welsh semi-professional international goalkeeper best known for his heroics for Farnborough (where he won a Ryman League Premier Division medal) against Arsenal in the FA Cup, Pennock played for Stockport, Wigan, Hereford, Yeovil and Rushden & Diamonds before returning to his native Wales to join Carmarthen Town.

He signed for Newport County in October 2005 and was appointed manager of the Welsh semi-pros in January 2007, managing Port Talbot between April and November of the same year. Pennock returned to the Steelmen for a one-off appearance in 2008/9, moving to Aberaman Athletic in January 2010 and then joining Neath as cover for Craig Morris in January 2011, making a total of 76 WPL appearances.

After joining Hull City as academy coach in 2014, Pennock was promoted to first team coach under former boss Mike Phelan, but was sacked three months later when the Tigers installed Marco Silva as manager.

Pennock is assisted by Wayne Jones, who was caretaker manager after Bishop's departure. A quality left sided player who made 295 Welsh Premier appearances for Haverfordwest County and Carmarthen Town. Jones was manager of Newcastle Emlyn before joining the Haverfordwest County coaching staff under Derek Brazil.

He was appointed first team coach for season 2011/12 and shared the manager's role with Mickey Ellis the following season before being appointed manager in his own right in May 2013 and guiding the Bluebirds to promotion in May 2015.

Following County's relegation from the Welsh Premier, he was appointed assistant manager of Aberystwyth Town in May 2016.

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25 May 2017

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