Helston Athletic Football Club has appointed brothers Steve and Stuart Massey to take charge of all football operations with immediate effect.

Steve will assume the role of “Football Consultant” and his brother Stuart will be “General Manager of Football”.

Between them they will oversee all activities related to the management and coaching of all men’s, ladies and youth football teams at the club.

Chairman Paul Hendy said: “The committee and I are delighted to have two individuals with Steve and Stuart’s extensive experience of both professional and local football joining us at Helston.

"With three men’s, one ladies and 16 youth teams, we felt the time was right to have all of the teams come under the leadership of people with the appropriate practical knowledge and experience of running all on the field activities. To have both Steve and Stuart wanting to do this as joint responsibilities made our decision even easier.”

Steve is a former Football League striker who made his debut for Stockport County in 1975 and went on to make 114 appearances for the club in all competitions.

He then joined Bournemouth in 1978.

Signing for Peterborough United in 1981, he made his league debut in a 1–0 win over Mansfield Town on 29 August, and made 20 league appearances[2] before signing for Northampton Town the following year.

In 1983, Massey transferred to Hull City before moving on to Cambridge United and then Wrexham, for whom he played in the 1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup.

He finished his playing career in Cornwall with South Western Football League side Truro City, and subsequently went on to manage the club over three spells, as well as taking charge of the Cornwall team and Falmouth Town.

Explaining their decision to join Helston, he said: “What Helston have achieved both on and off the pitch over the last few seasons has been quite remarkable and a credit to all that have been involved.

"Stuart and I had been looking for the right opening to again become involved with football in the South-West and are both delighted to be given the opportunity to join such an up and coming club.

"From what we have observed and experienced, the club have put a great foundation in place by way of the quality of its facilities and club structure, both of which are key factors from which to grow their football activities.

"Looking to build on what is already in place we hope we can help all of the players and teams at Helston Athletic realise their full on the pitch potential.

"Our first job is to find a young, ambitious and enthusiastic manager/head coach, who's had experience of managing, and ideally as locally based as possible. We hope to be able to make an announcement regarding this appointment within the next two weeks.”

Stuart added: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to get involved again in Cornish football. Living just a few miles away from Kellaway Park, I have been able to see how quickly the club has grown over the last few years.

"To be able to assist Paul and the committee take the club to the next level is an exciting challenge that both Steve and I are enthusiastic to get started on.”