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Dennis Brown calls time on career in club football

Stepping away: Somerset Trojans’ former technical director Dennis Brown has retired from club football (File photograph)

Dennis Brown has brought the curtain down on a highly successful club football career.

The former Somerset Trojans defender and captain opted not to renew his contract as the club’s technical director and has resigned from club football altogether.

“I am finished with club football in Bermuda and have decided not to go beyond my contract as Somerset’s technical director which was a year-to-year basis,” Brown told The Royal Gazette.

“I always said at the age of 60, I was going to pull the curtain down on my club career and spend time with my family.

“Somerset have expressed their regret and appreciation at the same time.

“However, at the end of the day I have now started looking out for my family.

“Spending the Cup Match holiday totally with my family really reinforced the decision that I made.”

Brown came up through the youth ranks at Somerset and went on to earn league and cup honours with the club at senior level.

He was the captain of Somerset’s team that won three consecutive Premier Division titles from 1982 to 1984 and also guided them to their last FA Cup triumph in 1990.

“I have definitely had a good innings with my 50 years associated with club football,” Brown added. “I won everything as a player and won the Bermuda Football Association most valuable player award twice before I was 23 years old.

“I was also the first footballer to win the Sportsman of the Year award and had a good playing career at the national level.”

Brown also enjoyed considerable success during coaching stints at Devonshire Cougars and Wolves.

He coached Wolves to Dudley Eve Trophy and Martonmere Cup honours and Cougars to the coveted Triple Crown.

“I have won everything as a coach whether youth football or senior football,” Brown added.

“I have won everything as a coach in senior football, including the Triple Crown and Coach of the Year and as technical director at Somerset when we actually won the league in 2015.”

Brown believes the future of Somerset’s football programme is in good hands.

“Somerset’s programme right now, especially the youth programme, is thriving with good things to come in the future,” he said.

“I’ve definitely had a good innings and I appreciate the fact that I have mentored and coached a lot of players coming up through the Bermuda ranks who ended up even going away to college or playing for the Bermuda national team.”

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Published August 15, 2023 at 7:59 am (Updated August 15, 2023 at 7:29 am)

Dennis Brown calls time on career in club football

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