Richard Lavery – Central Midfield/Assistant Manager
Born: 28th May 1977
Previous Clubs: Tamworth, Telford United, Hinckley United, Nuneaton Borough, Nuneaton Town, Corby Town, Barwell
Date Joined: 5th October 2017
Richard is sponsored by Bob Wood
Widely considered a legend of Hinckley football, Richard Lavery returned to Hinckley AFC under Dean Thomas’ interim reign and was duly appointed assistant manager when Dale Belford took charge.
Now 40 years old and naving not played competitively for seven months upon his return, he quickly slotted back into the midfield like he’d never been away.
The tough tackling midfielder is a former Hinckley United captain, and had three spells at the club dring which he made 279 appearances.
He captained the side the the FA Cup second round in 2004-05, and scored in the win over Torquay United in round one before equalising in the second round replay at Griffin Park against Brentford before the Bees ran out 2-1 winners.
He was also skipper when the club reached the Conference North play-off final in 2007, narrowly losing out to Farsley Celtic.
He has also played for Nuneaton, Corby and Barwell amongst others.