Chorley Football Club and Supporters Trust joint statement

Chorley Football Club and Supporters Trust joint statement

August 10, 2015 Latest News Website 0

Chorley Football Club and Chorley Supporters Trust are proud to announce that Trust Chair Ryan Modlin will attend part of each football club board meeting, health representing the fans in the boardroom.

Although Ryan will not become a director, take part in any decision making or be privy to financial information deemed confidential, he will put forward the views of supporters and Chorley Supporters Trust.

Football club chairman Ken Wright said “The current directors have worked hard behind the scenes to recover the position we found ourselves in a few years ago with the well documented loss of funds. The work the current directors have done individually & collectively has put the club in a healthy position, going forwards we want to remain positive on the pitch in providing the highest possible playing standard that is achievable for a club our size but off it we are mindful of our responsibilities in running the football club in a viable manner. We want to make sure we take account of our supporters when we make important decisions, so we’re inviting a supporter representative to attend part of each board meeting. We see it as an important step forwards in the running of the club and the democratically elected chair of the Supporters Trust is a natural choice for the position as we continue to build a sustainable future for the club”.

Reflecting on this development, Ryan said,
“I’d like to thank the board of Chorley FC for this gesture, and look forward to attending the meetings. We’re building a useful working relationship with the board. This announcement is very good news for us as it shows the progress we’re making.

Our next aim is to gain a full seat on the board, and we regard today’s announcement as a positive step towards having a supporter director. ”

Many clubs enjoy the benefits of fan representation on the board, from Swansea City at the highest level to Nuneaton Town, our recent opponents.