New Hat-tersley to be put on at football club

THE TIMES are a-changing at Hattersley Football Club after a restructure of the committee and the departure of key team member Samantha Hunt.

Off the field, a new regime is coming in at the club, which is based at the Ken Ward Leisure Centre on Hattersley Road East.

And after eight years as club secretary, Samantha is stepping down.

A meeting identified some new roles that are needed at the club and others that are available on the committee.

As well as secretary, Hattersley FC is looking for a fundraising officer, registration officer, social media officer and vice chairman, as well as coaches and assistants for the various age groups.

Samantha cited not being able to find the time to give the club the dedication it deserves as the reason for her decision.

In a statement, she said: “Hattersley FC is a great voluntary run community club and I’ve met some truly great people over the years. Great supportive parents, excellent players and fabulous volunteers who will continue to be great friends.

“I’ve learned several football rules over the years too. Sizes of footballs, pitches and teams for different age groups along with match play times.

“Coaches are to stand in the ‘technical area’ and not coach from the spectators’ side of the pitch, spectators must always be behind the respect barrier, yellow and red card bans and fines, referees are always right but most importantly the offside rule.

“Volunteering, no matter what capacity, can be a thankless job but without you all we wouldn’t have a club.

“So a huge, huge thank you and please continue to support in whatever way you can, you are all very much appreciated.”

Hattersley FC holds its annual meeting on July 2 from 6pm at the Hattersley Hub and anyone interested in getting involved can contact the club through Facebook at www.facebook.com/hattersleyfc/ or Twitter at www.twitter.com/hattersley_fc

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