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Burnley appoint life-long fan Brian Nelson as a director

Thu 19th Dec 2013 | Football Club Management

Burnley Football Club have announced long-time supporter Brian Nelson is to join the Board of Directors with immediate effect.

Brian, who was born in Nelson and is still a Pendle resident, has been a lifelong Burnley fan since watching his first game at Turf Moor in the mid-1950s.

Burnley Co-Chairman John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick said: “We are delighted to welcome Brian to the Board of Directors. 

“This appointment represents the next logical step for Brian, given his close association with the club over many years. 

“He brings with him not just a wealth of business acumen and contacts, but also a passion for the club and the town - a vital combination in helping the board deliver our ambitious strategy.”

Mr Nelson, co-owner of the established textile manufacturers Parklane Textiles Ltd, added: “I am proud to join the board of the club I have supported all my life and an institution that I have already demonstrated my commitment to over the years. 

“The board has done a great job in positioning the club for a sustainable future and joining the team gives me an opportunity to support the club in a very practical way.”

Brian, who is married to Sandra and becomes the fifth member of the Board, has enjoyed a strong relationship with the Club over many years. 

The 65-year-old has paid for team flights to away games, sponsored new equipment for the Academy, became an Associate Director in November 2011 and, most recently participated in the Turf Moor Bond; a process which enabled the club to repurchase its spiritual home and Gawthorpe training base.”

Brian is pictured, above, being welcomed on to the Burnley Board by the longest serving Director, Mr Clive Holt.

 Posted by: Kev Howland

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