New board ready for year ahead

Stockport Express - - Sport - COUNTY SUP­PORT­ERS CO­OP­ER­A­TIVE COL­UMN IAN BROWN

WITH the new year now a re­al­ity, I would like to wish all County sup­port­ers a happy 2019.

For the Sup­port­ers Co­op­er­a­tive the new year presents many chal­lenges, as we at­tempt to rep­re­sent the in­ter­ests of County sup­port­ers.

At this point, with the AGM sorted in Novem­ber, and the ex­cite­ment of the re­cent bal­lot of mem­bers now his­tory, I would like to give Stock­port Ex­press read­ers de­tails of the make up of the new Sup­port­ers Co­op­er­a­tive board.

First off, the board is chaired by for­mer Labour Coun­cil­lor Pete Towey. Peter’s steady hand on the tiller has en­sured we have pre­sented a con­sis­tently co­her­ent face and voice to the Club through­out re­cent years.

Vice Chair of the Co­op­er­a­tive, for the last year, has been Andy Plant. Andy’s spe­cial­ity has been the or­gan­i­sa­tion of our pop­u­lar 5 A Side Foot­ball Tour­na­ments, and we look for­ward to Andy’s in­put in the com­ing year.

Trea­surer is An­drew Burt and An­drew has done an ex­cel­lent job since join­ing the board 12 months ago.

John Giles is an im­por­tant board mem­ber, rais­ing big money for the Guardian Ac­count via the highly suc­cess­ful Hat­ters Half Marathon.

Damien Beau­mont looks af­ter mem­ber­ship, Ian Brown sorts com­mu­ni­ca­tions and me­dia (with in­valu­able sup­port from Paul Thomp­son).

Paul is co-opted to the board as is Steve Mur­ray who is do­ing im­por­tant work for us keep­ing tabs on Club ac­counts.

Ed­ward Keane works on events for us, Dave March­bank re­turns to the board and Phil Robin­son is a new face fol­low­ing the elec­tions.

The new board has yet to meet, so po­si­tions men­tioned above could change, but what will not change is the role that Car­o­line Burt plays in the board’s af­fairs.

Caz is our In­de­pen­dent Sec­re­tary and en­sures that we op­er­ate within the rules and the law – es­sen­tial for a cred­i­ble sup­port­ers or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The board meets the Club on 14 Jan­uary 2019.

Mem­bers should send any ques­tions to sec­re­[email protected] sup­port­er­scoop.co.uk

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