Chris Charnley joins the CFCST board
At our weekly board meeting on Wednesday, we co-opted Chris Charnley onto the CFCST board. This means Chris will serve on the board until our Annual General Meeting, which we will hold as soon as possible. At the AGM he will stand for election to the board along with any other candidates who come forward.
Here’s Chris in his own words:
“My background is 10 years in the construction industry on first leaving school. For the last 20 years I have worked in Public Services.
I’m currently employed at Chorley Council as a Senior member of its StreetScene Team, a post I’ve held since 2016. I am also the workforce representative.
I first started supporting Chorley when Ken Wright was the manager, as a young lad sitting in the old stand cheering the team on up through the Northern Premier League and eventually into the GM Vauxhall Conference! Heady days back then in the late 80’s early 90’s on the back of the FA Cup victory over Wolves!
After some more recent darker times, teams of our talented players and the club as a whole, over the years, have had to punch above their weight to achieve some exciting promotions and cup wins. We now find ourselves in unprecedented circumstances and face probably some of the biggest tests ever of all our resolves post Covid-19.
Players, management, staff, trust members and our loyal supporters now need to come together to help ensure a positive future for CFC. As a passionate supporter of Chorley I have decided to accept the role of acting Supporters Trust Director. I shall do everything I can to air and represent the views of the fans, the ones that keep the Football Club going, to the board going forward. As an ordinary fan I will still be stood behind the goals on a match day! I would urge more supporters to join the Trust and get involved in the future of shaping our Club !”
Trust board member Mark Rees said:
“Chris is one of a number of fans who responded to a call we made looking for people to take on the role of Supporter Director. Our shares in Chorley FC give us the right to two seats on the football club board, and we want to fill those positions with strong candidates who are also accountable elected Trust board members. Coopting him to our board is the first step in this process. We’re still talking to other people who are interested in helping the club.”
“Chris has a strong background in public service and local politics and is well placed to help with perhaps Chorley FC’s most important partner: our landlords at Chorley Council. Welcome Chris, we look forward to working with yoi.”