Legacy Secured

On the night of May 30th, 2023. Dave King will sit in the dugout for the 310th and final time as manager of Tividale Football Club.It would have been great to do it at The Beeches, but we suppose the final of the JW Hunt Cup against Lichfield City at the Molineux Stadium home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC will not be a bad substitute.The Boss has decided to step down in the most amicable fashion after seven years in charge with his Tividale legacy secure.   The former Stourbridge youth manager took over in 2016, after Tividale was relegated from the Northern Premier League to the Midland Football League, and in his first season with a squad of players of whom the majority were in their first season of senior football he suffered relegation and Tividale returned to the West Midland Regional League. But patience from the club allowed Dave to nurture his squad, and in the following season. 2017/2018 saw him take the runners up spot and just missed out on promotion. The  following season, 2018, 2019 saw him bring the Championship Shield  to Tividale FC and promotion back to the MFL Premier.One of the longest-serving managers in the MFL Premier. Of his 309 games  His record is 151 wins, 43 draws, and 115 losses (36 of these in his first season). He has also seen a number of that young squad go on to make over 100 appearances for Tividale FC  including Dan Smith 244, Darragh Bustin 210, Tom Hurdman 202, Curtis Cocking 176, Brad Welding 158, Matt Hunt 138, and Liam Wilkinson 130In his 7 years, we as a club have had some high times and low times, but as far as Tividale Football Club are concerned, they have all been good times.Tividale FC will continue to remain in contact with Dave his wife Lisa and his wonderful family, and they will all be most welcome at any time at the club where we have enjoyed so many joyous and successful times.“It goes without saying that all of us at Tividale FC would like to thank Dave for his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the club and wish him and Lisa every success in the future.