National League news - June 2019

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor
Dave Challinor's AFC Fylde were beaten in the National League promotion final in May

BBC Sport tracks the latest news stories from the National League, including managerial announcements, new signings and contract extensions.

You can catch up with all of the National League news from May here. Meanwhile, check out the gossip page for the latest rumours and see our list of the latest manager ins and outs.

17 June

Woking have signed 25-year-old former Braintree, Dover and Boreham Wood defender Manny Parry.

Aldershot have signed midfielder Dean Rance following his departure from Ebbsfleet.

14 June

Barnet have signed goalkeeper Scott Loach, who will join them on 1 July after his contract with Hartlepool United expires.

The 31-year-old's previous clubs include Watford and Ipswich Town, and he was an ever-present in the league for Hartlepool over the last two seasons.

13 June

Eastleigh have signed central defender Rob Atkinson from Fulham and Basingstoke Town winger Sam Smart - and made it three signings in the day by re-signing midfielder Joe Partington from Bristol Rovers.

12 June

Woking midfielder Kane Ferdinand, 26, has signed a new deal to remain at the newly-promoted National League club.

Left-back George Smith has joined Harrogate Town as the National League club's sixth signing of the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old joins subject to FA and league approval.

Ebbsfleet United midfielder Jack Payne has joined Eastleigh on a permanent basis following his successful loan there last season.

The 27-year-old previously played alongside Spitfires boss Ben Strevens at Gillingham and has also had spells at Leyton Orient and Blackpool.

AFC Fylde have signed former Watford, Sheffield United, and Colchester United midfielder Mark Yeates.

Yeates, 34, most recently played for Eastleigh in the National League and helped them to a play-off spot last season.

Hartlepool United have signed winger Luke Molyneux on a permanent contract following his release by Sunderland.

The 21-year-old played 16 games for Pools during a loan spell last season, scoring twice.

Dutch striker Manny Duku, 26, has signed for promoted National League club Torquay United on a free transfer from Cheltenham.

Torquay boss Gary Johnson previously signed Duku during his time in charge of the Gloucestershire club.

New Gateshead manager Mike Williamson has made his first signing, bringing in full-back Alex Nicholson from Blyth Spartans.

Nicholson, 25, also played for South Shields, helping them to win the FA Vase two years ago.

11 June

Maidenhead United have signed 30-year-old former Billericay defender Joseph Ellul.

Former Premier League striker Jon Stead, 36, has joined National League side Harrogate Town.

Stead, who scored when Bradford City famously beat Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round in 2015, left Notts County at the end of last season.

Eastleigh manager Ben Strevens has signed a new two-year deal to remain with the club until the end of the 2020-21, while assistant manager Jason Bristow and goalkeeping coach Ross Flitney have also agreed fresh two-year contracts.

Aldershot Town have been granted a new 118-year lease at a significantly reduced rate by Rushmoor Borough Council.

The Shots currently pay £25,000 a year to play at the EBB Stadium, but that figure will drop to a peppercorn rent of £1 should the Hampshire club be granted planning permission to redevelop the ground.

Former Chesterfield full-back Charlie Williamson, 57, has been appointed as the club's new heard of recruitment and chief scout.

Gateshead have named former Newcastle defender Mike Williamson as their new player-manager. The 35-year-old replaces Dave Dickson, who left the club on Monday following their demotion to National League North - read more.

Former Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite has told BBC Nottingham Sport that he has no interest in buying National League side Notts County.

The Magpies, who were relegated from League Two last season, have been up for sale since January, but Smurthwaite said speculation linking him with the club is not true.

10 June

Dover Athletic have signed defender Paul Rooney, 22, on a two-year deal.

Rooney was most recently with Colchester United and had loan spells with non-league clubs Bromley and Billericay last season.

Woking have agreed to sign goalkeeper Sam Howes following his release by Premier League club Watford.

The 21-year-old will complete the move on 1 July after his contract with the Hornets expires.

Harrogate Town have signed defender Will Smith from Championship club Barnsley.

The 20-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Darlington.

7 June

Teenage Notts County forward Kion Etete has joined Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee.

Etete, 17, made six appearances for the Magpies last season and joins Spurs after impressing during a trial period with the Champions League finalists earlier this year.

6 June

Midfielder Nicky Featherstone, 30, has signed a new contract with National League side Hartlepool United.

Dover Athletic have signed three new players, including 24-year-old centre-half Will de Havilland on a two-year deal following his departure from Maidstone United.

Midfielders Oscar Gobern, 28, and Kurtis Cumberbatch, 23, have also joined Dover.

Dagenham & Redbridge have signed left-sided player Bagasan Graham, who has agreed a one-year deal after leaving Ebbsfleet.

5 June

Chesterfield have signed Liam Mandeville, 22, on a two-year contract following his release by Doncaster Rovers.

4 June

Ebbsfleet Unitedhave signed central defender Ayo Obileye, 24, from National League rivals Maidenhead United.

Havant & Waterlooville have signed former Sutton United midfielder Nicky Bailey, 34.

Salford City have signed Eastleigh midfielder Joey Jones, 25, on a two-year deal.

Remy Clerima, Brad Keetch, Ryan Upward and Josh Kelly have all signed new deals with Maidenhead United for the 2019-20 season.

3 June

Salford City have signed versatile former Plymouth Argyle defender Oscar Threlkeld, 25, on a two-year deal ahead of their first season in the English Football League after he was released by Belgian club Waasland-Beveren.

AFC Fylde have signed 21-year-old forward Kurt Willoughby from National League North side FC United of Manchester, where he scored 20 goals in all competitions last season.

Defender Elliott Johnson, 24, has signed a new two-year deal with Barnet, where he has made 241 professional appearances since coming through the club's academy.

Sutton United have signed 25-year-old Lebanon international Omar Bugiel following the striker's release from National League rivals Bromley.

Bromley have signed 32-year-old former Dagenham goalkeeper Mark Cousins from Barnet.

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