Ashington FC’s newly appointed general manager is confident that good times lie ahead.
Born in Guide Post, 50-year-old Dave Henderson has already settled into his part-time post at Woodhorn Lane.
He said: “I’m very excited about the role. With backing from Arch through the Hirst development as well as installing Steve Harmison as the new manager, it’s a great opportunity for the club to go forward.
“I’ve been in the post for a few weeks now, meeting various people about business planning and looking to get things right in order for the club to progress.”
He continued: “Income generation is the main priority so we can make the new facility pay for itself.
“However, for the facility which they are in at the moment, it’s been an absolutely huge success story for the club with thanks to the volunteers who run it.
“With their help going forward I believe great times lie ahead.”
Club chairman Ian Lavery said: “We welcome Dave as overall manager of the club and the facility.
“He has got great expertise in communication skills and has been brought in to ensure that the club runs effectively and efficiently at all levels off the pitch in the main but also supporting everybody who holds a position at the club.
“I think he will do a fantastic job; he’s a fantastic lad; a great character and somebody who will be part of the overall team which we know will take Ashington CFC forward into the future.”
He added: “It’s a new role we have created because when you grow like we have in the past four or five years, you really need somebody to have an overarching position who can bring all facets of the club together and give advice, help and direction on those issues to make sure that everybody is working together as a team with all pulling in the same direction.
“That is why we think this will be another really good appointment for the club.”