Celtic can confirm that Foundations Community Development Officer, Mike Smith is leaving the Foundation at the end of January to take up a new challenge in a similar role at Curzon Ashton FC.
Mike has been in this role since March 2014 and due to his positive attitude and commitment in undertaking his role and responsibilities has seen Stalybridge Celtic FC being well represented in the community through his many projects including after school football sessions at local Primary Schools, Walking Football teams for the over 50â€™s/over 60â€™s and Adult-Pan Disability football teams, with the over 50â€™s and 60â€™s walking football teams often playing on the Bower Fold pitch at half-time on Match Days.
Amongst Mikes most successful projects were his Presentations at local Primary/Junior Schools to pupils and staff informing them of the Foundationâ€™s role in the community resulting in projects and competitions at Bower Fold for the pupils and the opportunity of introducing the pupils and their parents to the football club via his child and parent match day ticket initiative as well as pupils being offered the chance to become Match Day Ball Boys and Mascots.
Mikes most recent successful project is the introduction of the monthly Man v Fat programme which provides men with the opportunity to address their general health.
The Trustees of Stalybridge Celtic Foundation thank Mike for his work in the community, but also his contribution to the Football Club during his time as its Community Development Officer and wish him all the best on his new appointment.
Gerald Crossley (Chair of Trustees), Stalybridge Celtic Foundation.