Matthew Wright has around two decades of Mid-Ulster Football League experience but will celebrate a first tomorrow (Saturday) on the opening day of the season.
Wright will take charge of his first official match as Seagoe boss this weekend after making the move following a 20-year association with Richhill.
He started last season as first-team manager with the village outfit and also served Richhill in the roles of player and club chairman during a long-term connection.
However, the move to Seagoe has presented Wright with a fresh challenge and one he is relishing.
“Work commitments forced me to step back a bit last year at Richhill, having started off the season as manager,” said Wright. “My situation has now changed and when Seagoe asked me to come on board it was interesting.
“It is an exciting challenge and you look around at the facilities at Tarsan Lane and there are so many positives with Seagoe.
“One difference between moving from a village club to a town team is the battle to make signings.
“There are so many sides in such a tight catchment area compared to somewhere like Richhill.
“However, we are moving in the right direction all together, with Lee Winter on board as assistant and everyone realistic.”
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
MID-ULSTER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE SECTION A: Crewe Utd v Broomhill; Lower Maze v St Mary’s; Seapatrick v Hanover; Tandragee Rovers v AFC Craigavon.
MID-ULSTER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE SECTION B: Bourneview Mill v Oxford Sunnyside; Dungannon Tigers v Seagoe; Laurelvale v Moneyslane; Markethill Swifts v Lurgan Town; Windmill Stars v Richhill.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
MID-ULSTER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE SECTION A: AFC Craigavon v St Mary’s; Camlough Rovers v Broomhill; Hanover v Tandragee Rovers
MID-ULSTER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE SECTION B: Laurelvale v Richhill; Lurgan Town v Seagoe; Tullyvallen v Markethill Swifts.