VSI
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Northumberland FA Unveil New President & Chairman

Wed 29th Jun 2016 | Football Governance

The Northumberland County FA (NFA) has announced the appointment of Steve Ord as the Association’s new President & Chairman.

A man engrained in grassroots football within the north-east region, Steve becomes President and Chairman of the Northumberland FA having served on the Association’s board for the past 11 years, and succeeds outgoing Chairman Alan Wright.

57 year-old Steve is an established presence across numerous areas of the game, having served on the Executive Committee of Blyth Spartans Football Club for over a decade, and previously managed a number of women’s football teams across the county.

He was one of the pioneers of the North East Regional Women’s League, which ran from Hull up to Scotland, and has also refereed in the Northern League and acted as secretary of the Sunday Morning League.

Upon being announced as President and Chairman of the Northumberland FA, Steve said: “I’m delighted to take up this prestigious role and I am looking forward to working with all associated with the Northumberland FA to ensure that everybody has a level playing field so that they can enjoy football across the region.

“We have a brand-new set-up at the Northumberland FA, led by our proactive Chief Executive Officer, John Ackerley. Having met with John a number of times, I’m glad to say that our thoughts are very much aligned with regards to moving the County FA forward – and we’re both excited about what the future holds.

“We are keen to engage with everyone connected with football and promote opportunities for anybody wishing to get involved in the game. As a unit, we have one of the best set-ups in the country and we want to be proactive in our approach to connect with players and clubs, both old and new.

“As a collective, we are confident we can take on the challenge of changing people’s perception of the Northumberland FA.

“Northumberland is a county rich in football heritage and the game practically runs through many people’s veins.

“There are great people involved in football locally that aren’t given the recognition they deserve and we feel that it’s the Northumberland FA’s responsibility to do that.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

Tripleplay 468 banner V2 (468x60_Animated_v2.gif)
RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION
SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED
 
If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

The 100 Most Influential People In The Business Of Football

Thu 30th Mar 2017 | Football Governance

To celebrate 100 issues of fcbusiness magazine, we’ve compiled a list of the 100 most influential people in the business of football since 2004. fcbusiness launched in September 2004, and since...

The introduction of sin-bins among the topics to be discussed at IFAB's 131st AGM

Thu 2nd Mar 2017 | Football Governance

Greg Clarke will chair the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at Wembley Stadium on Friday. England hosts the 131st meeting of the game’s...

FIFPro warning on two Malta clubs

Wed 1st Mar 2017 | Football Governance

FIFPro is advising players against joining two of the 12 clubs in Malta’s Premier League after evidence emerged of poor treatment of foreign footballers, including youngsters from Nigeria and...

Major Funding Boost For Grassroots Football

Wed 1st Feb 2017 | Football Governance

Underrepresented groups in grassroots football will soon have more teams to play in. The FA are investing £1.5m into the Grow the Game scheme – a programme that increases participation at...