First Team Management

Larkhall Athletic

First Team Management

Phil Bater
First Team Manager

Phil enjoyed a tremendous playing career at higher levels,
including Bristol Rovers, Brentford, Wrexham and Cardif City, as well as turning out for Wales u-21s.
He has been a successful manager and coach at a number of clubs, notably Bristol Rovers,
Mangotsfield United, and Clevedon.
He joined the Larks as first team manager in January 2017.

Phil is sponsored by Clive Burge for the 2020-21 season.

Neil Arndale
Assistant Manager

Arnie joined the Larks as Geraint Bater’s number two from Mangotsfield United in 2015 on the back of a superb career at Bristol Rovers and Cirencester Town
(and the England u16 and u18 teams).

Arnie is sponsored by Peter Hill for the 2020-21 season.

Rob York
Equipment Manager

Rob has been a loyal fixture at Plain Ham for many years,
as a player, assistant manager of the Reserves, and now equipment manager for the 1st team.
He knows both the club and the local football scene inside out.