It has been a hideous summer at Greenway Lane with the loss of Kevin Hill and the whole management team to Exmouth Town at very short notice, left the club trying to find a manager so late that perspective candidates had been snapped up.

Budleigh stalwart John Pannell stepped in to the breach only to watch the team from last year picked off one by one by neighbouring clubs. John has had to search for players and rely on the half dozen that remained loyal to the club, and over the last two months he and Sean Slater have done an incredible job. The results may not show this, but the young Robins have battled through every game with great attitude and desire. John always maintained this would only be a caretaking role and so the main priority for the club was to find a new manager to guide us through the new league restructure and commit themselves to the Robins for next season.

The search hadn’t started when a chance conversation between club secretary Keith Wood and last year’s assistant manager resulted in an agreement which has taken many by surprise.

 As from next Sunday Matt Hughes will take charge of Budleigh Salterton 1st team, with a long term plan to manage the club for the rest of this season and next.

In a club statement  ‘we are delighted to welcome back Matt, he brings a wealth of experience from various leagues and was hugely popular last year with the players. It has been a very rough summer and early season for the club and not one it deserved, we have survived thanks to John Pannell and his team on the pitch and the committee of the club off the pitch. We will get up, dust ourselves down and look forward to Matt bringing his own style of football to Greenway Lane over the coming months and it’s good to have something positive to smile about again’.

Johns last match in charge is the Walter Parsons Cup at Ilfracombe on Saturday, he then passes the baton to Matt to deal with the University at home on the 26th September 7.30 KO.


Budleigh Salterton AFC

 Vacancy: for the role as Team Secretary.

BSAFC has 3 senior squads and 2 junior.

This is a voluntary role and the new team secretary will be required to join the committee of BSAFC.

Interested? Please use the feedback form to contact the club  


Friday Night 5-8pm

You can find these guys in the Robins car park



Bring it in to the clubhouse and have a drink

BSAFC will provide plates and cutlery.





The Ladies sponsor.....Lightfoot for 2019 season

September 16th Shaldon Villa v Budleigh Salterton Devon Supp Cup

September 30th Cullompton Rangers v Budleigh Salterton

Come on You Robins!!!


It's Landed!! Six times!

Devon Air Ambulance in 

action on Friday 17th March.







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