Church to remain at Chelmsford City

CHELMSFORD CITY has announced that Anthony Church will remain with the Vanarama National League side for the foreseeable future.

The Clarets confirmed that the popular defender will be retained and will continue in the captaincy role as manager, Robbie Simpson, continues to reshape the Melbourn Community Stadium outfit.

The player – now in his second spell at the club – has made almost 200 appearances since initially signing in 2012. Speaking to, Church enthused: “I am very biased and happy to play for the best non-league club for next season. It’s a different feeling being under a new management team.”

“There will be a different way of working, which I am looking to fully embrace. It brings a lot of excitement which can hopefully help building a cohesive group with a shared common goal.”

Church added: “It is always a privilege to be asked to captain a team and I would never take this role for granted. 

“It gives me an acknowledgement of the way I have tried to conduct myself previously. I will continue to do my best to unite a new group of players and deliver what is asked on and off the pitch.”

Brian Jeeves

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