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Chesterfield FC Women changes announced

7 November 2019

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Following a Special General Meeting, Keith Jackson has stepped down as chair of Chesterfield FC Women with immediate effect.

The club would like to thank Keith for all that he has done throughout his tenure and wish him all the best for the future. During his time as chair, Keith developed the junior section significantly with the club now having more junior sides than ever before, as well as supporting the rapid growth of the first team.

Vice-chair Simon Newbold has also stepped down from his position and the club would like to place on record its thanks to Simon for his continued efforts and support of the club. Simon has previously coached and been involved with the running of the club for a number of years.

Keith and Simon will now both become club ambassadors and support the club in a variety of other ways. They will be joined by former long-serving chair and first-team manager Steve Barber, who will also become a club ambassador.

Michael Noon has been appointed as chair and will take on the role with immediate effect. Michael will continue in his capacity as first-team manager and will also now oversee the strategic direction of the club.

Jon Cotterill-Bolsover will take on the role of vice-chair, Jon is currently the first-team head of performance analysis and coaches the under 14s. Jon comes with a significant amount of experience in the women’s game as well as serving as chairman in the past for non-league club Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.

Committee members Fran Rodway and Sally-Ann Ashenden will remain in their positions as secretary and treasurer respectively, which is greatly appreciated by all involved.

The management committee is elected each year at the AGM, which will take place in July 2020.

Commenting on the exciting plans in place, Noon said: “The club will be announcing ambitious plans in the very near future, prioritising the drive to gain promotion to the National League and beyond, whilst placing an emphasis on improving and extending the junior section to develop future players, in line with the club’s player pathway.

“The official affiliation with Chesterfield FC this year has given us a platform to build on for the future which will see me working closely with Ashley Carson to develop it even further.

“With support from Ashley, a number of games will be played at the Proact Stadium before the end of the current season. In addition to this, there will be a pre-season friendly played at the Proact at the start of next season against a Women’s Championship side, which will be a fantastic event for all involved.”

Anyone who is keen to support the growth of women’s football in Chesterfield may be interested in putting themselves forward for a position on the board of Chesterfield FC Women. Please contact Michael Noon by emailing to find out more.

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