Altrincham Football Club are delighted to announce that local businessman John Coyne has accepted our invitation to join the board of the football club, which will come into effect following our next board meeting in December and is subject to passing the Football Association’s Fit and Proper Persons test.
John is a Director of Manchester based Retail and ECommerce Software agency Venditan and joins us having served on the board as a Director of Swinton Lions RLFC in the BetFred Championship for the past two years. John also had a career in professional football, in the late 1990’s, including three seasons at Wigan Athletic.
John’s immediate focus on the Altrincham FC board will be to drive commercial growth, and to help us bring new investment into the club. His experience of sport management, his commercial nous and his widespread network are all valuable assets for the club.
John adds “This is a club that is going places. The football played under Phil Parkinson is of the highest quality and standing with our amazing fans on the terraces at Bootham Crescent was an awesome experience. I am thrilled to be joining this club at this exciting time.”
We have made no secret of our desire to strengthen the board – in order to increase Investment, Bandwidth and Capability at the club. And there is no doubt that John adds substantially in all three areas. We will continue to pursue opportunities to strengthen as we seek to accelerate our progress in delivering the Five Year Plan, and hope to make further announcements of this nature in the coming months.