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Management and Support Staff

John Blackwell JOHN BLACKWELL Club President

Born: Kirton
Now lives: Boston

John Blackwell has been involved with the club for many years, helping with the coaching and running the reserve team in the seventies, as Club Secretary from 1978 onwards and as General Manager from 1998 until he retired in May 2016. He has even been on the substitute's bench three time for the Pilgrims. Following his retirement he was appointed as Club President. He was a member of the Vauxhall Conference Management Committee for nine years and the Unibond League Management Commitee for five years. As a youngster he started off as a goalkeeper with Tower Road School and Kitwood Boys School. He played in successive Pitcher Cup final victories for Kitwood, the first as a keeper against George Farmer, the second as a striker against Sleaford. His prowess at junior level won him a trial with Peterborough United, but he decided to play locally, first with Boston Athletic, then Real Towell. His biggest disappointment is that he was not good enough to play football at a top level. The match he most remembers is the FA Trophy semi-final against Altrincham at York Street back in 1985. In his leisure time he enjoys watching sport on TV, reading the Saturday evening football papers and being with his family.


Adam Murray ADAM MURRAY b. 30/9/1981 Manager

Born: Birmingham
Previous clubs (as manager): Mansfield Town, (as player) Derby County, Mansfield Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Notts County, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Torquay United, Macclesfield Town, Oxford United, Luton Town.

Adam Murray was appointed as manager of Boston United in December 2016 as a replacement for Dennis Greene. He had previously been at Mansfield Town since 2010 as a player and since December 2014 as player/manager.


Playing Staff


Tom Batchelor TOM BATCHELOR Defender

Born: ?
Previous clubs: Stamford AFC, Grantham Town.

Centre half Tom Batchelor joined Boston United from Grantham Town in December 2016. Earlier in the season he had been with Stamford AFC where he had impressed in their FA Cup run which had ended at Hartlepool in the first round proper.


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