New regime at Hattersley FC

NEW faces have been installed at the top of Hattersley FC as it looks to build in the coming season.

Mark and Sam Hunt stepped down from their roles as chairman and secretary after a decade of loyal service.

Chris Brown

But they have been replaced by Gareth and Jenny Howell, Gareth as chairman and Jenny as secretary with Chris Brown being nominated as vice-chairman.

However, there is as yet no head coach at the club, whose open age side finished bottom of the Tameside Football League Division Two last season.

However, its Under-16s added the cup to the league title by beating Uppermill 4-1 in the final and off the field, the accounts were described as looking ‘very healthy’ at the recent AGM.

And treasurer Emma Marsh will investigate the possibility of getting charity status during the coming season.

Players have been told signing on fees will be frozen this season and will remain at £17.50 for juniors and £20 for adults.

A spokesman for Hattersley FC said: “We believe that this is an affordable price and we are still one of the cheapest clubs in the area.”

Monthly subs will also be frozen and will continue to be £17.50 a month.

Gareth Howell

A handover day will be set up to organise a complete handover of the club between Mark and Gareth for the chairman role as well as Sam and Jenny for the secretary role.

And all new committee members will look at doing the safeguarding for committee members online course over the next few weeks.

Hattersley FC chiefs have also thanked John Croke at Market Place Carpet Centre in Hyde for sponsoring the U11’s team.

However, they are looking for sponsors for others for the other teams, which mean more than 150 players are associated with Hattersley FC.

The club may also be in for a financial boost as it has been listed as one of the groups that could benefit from one of Asda supermarket’s green token boxes.

And as Jenny Howell said: “Please vote for us.”

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