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United add new board members
9:17am Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in Sport
TWO new directors have been appointed to the board at Redditch United.
And chairman Chris Swan is delighted their knowledge and expertise will help forge an exciting new phase of the club’s development.
Aarron Byng joins as sports development director and he has worked extensively with senior sides at the club and was behind this summer’s highly successful charity matches at the Valley Stadium.
David English is the new facilities director, a key role at the club as it looks to pursue a series of ground improvements. He has also vast experience of junior football having managed a number of Redditch United’s sides.
“Aarron and David are passionate people and share our vision for the club,” the Redditch chairman said.
“We are delighted to have them on board and they will become invaluable members of the Redditch United team, helping us to develop our exciting ideas and put them into action.
“This is very much an Anglo-Saxon male-dominated club and we are determined to change that. “Aarron will work to ensure the inclusion of all areas of the community and getting them to use the facilities we have.
“David is joining us at an exciting time. We are in discussions with both the local council and the FA regarding improvements to the ground and facilities and his experience in this area is key to what we are trying to do.”
Byng’s links with the town go back many years and he admits he is excited about his new role.
He said: “In the 12 months I have been involved with Redditch United I can see the good work and passion that is going into the club and the hunger to bring success not just on the pitch but for the community in general, particularly charity and inclusion.
“I am very excited about getting work underway and look forward to inspiring everyone involved in sports development at the club.”
English, who is responsible for the operation and health and safety of a number of power plants around the country, added: “I want to play my part in building a quality football club playing football in the right manner and right spirit and that starts with a facilities blueprint that reflects our 21st Century aspirations as a football club.”