A Club Legend
A Statement from Jamie Victory
After spending more than five years coaching with the academy set up, Jamie has decided to move on and look for a new challenge. His past five years have been very rewarding and the hard work throughout the departments has seen the academy develop and become stronger and stronger.
Recruitment has played a huge part in the academy success and Jamie pays credit to Roger Hyett whose relentless work to find the next Jordan Lymn or Luke Thomas is never ending.
Jamie commented that it was a privilege to work with the U18s and thanks the players and staff for their hard work, effort and attitude contributing to a successful and enjoyable season. Jamie wishes them all the best for the future.
Jamie thanks the chairman Paul Baker for his continued support, the board of directors, staff directly involved in the academy, John Murphy, Tim Kent and club secretary Paul Godfrey for their support; they have played a huge role in driving the academy forward and Jamie hopes that this continues.
He sends his best wishes for the new season.
Statement from Paul Baker
It is always very sad when long serving, loyal and hard working employees decides to leave any business but in Jamie's case he is far more than that.
His record as a player and coach is impeccable, he has always been one our greatest ambassadors, one of our most successful players, a fans favourite, in short a Cheltenham Town legend.
For me and my family he became a personal friend, always smiling, charming and dignified.
He has latterly enjoyed much success as a coach and I have no doubt that he has a very successful future ahead of him in the football world.
Everyone at the club will miss Jamie, we all wish him and his family every success and happiness and he knows that he will always be assured of a very warm welcome here at Whaddon Road and of course in the
Victory Bar named in recognition of the massive contribution he has made to our club and the fondness in which he is held by our fans.