Silkmen have new man at the helm
MACCLESFIELD Town Football Club have appointed a new general manager to help drive the club forward.
Rob Heys joins the Silkmen from Accrington Stanley, where he held a similar role for 15 years.
Mr Heys will now oversee off the field matters at the Moss Rose, coordinating the office staff behind the scenes at the football club.
During his time with Accrington, Mr Heys played a part in guiding the part-time non-league football to an established Football League side.
Mr Heys said: “I am really excited about joining Macclesfield Town, there is a fantastic team here behind the scenes, and a lot of dedicated people who give up their time to help out.
“The stadium has some really good facilities, and there is a fan base that is clearly passionate about the football club.
“It is a great starting point to come into, and I am looking forward to getting stuck in and playing my part in keeping things moving forward.
“I’ll be working hard to make sure that we are as visible as possible in the local area, developing even closer links with supporters, businesses, and all in the community.”
Chairman Mark Blower said he hopes Mr Heys can continue the progression that Macclesfield has made over the past few seasons.
He said: “Rob brings a lot of experience from the football world at a Club of a similar size. I am sure he will bring in some fresh ideas that can help improve the experience for supporters on a matchday but also help us become more involved with the town and the sur- rounding areas.
“It is great to have Rob on board to support me, but importantly him and his team are there to help provide fans with the service and match experience they are looking for.”
Mr Heys served two spells at Accrington Stanley interrupted in August 2013 when he was banned from all football activity for 21 months by the Football Association (FA) after admitting several breaches of the FA’s betting rules.
Mr Heys replaces Robert Stirling who has left the role in January to pursue a career in the construction industry.
Mr Stirling had a long association with the club in a variety of roles including ticket office manager.
Speaking in January, chairman Mark Blower said: “He has done a stellar job for us and improved the structure of the club behind the scenes.”
●● Rob Heys has joined Macclesfield Town from Accrington Stanley