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The ‘Shots Board of Directors adds to its strike force as promotion opportunity looms.

Aldershot, Hampshire – Aldershot Football Club has today announced that Bob Bowden has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Bob joins to add further strength to the senior management team and will be working closely alongside John McGinty (Chairman) and the other board directors. Doug Wilson remains a pivotal part of the club, taking on the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Aldershot FC’s top flight position in the Blue Square Conference league presents the club with a true opportunity to secure promotion to the Football League at the end of the season - something that the directors, players and supporters alike are all now motivated to achieve. The commercial strength of the club will be critical in ensuring that the promotion status can be maintained once it has been secured; and this factor was the driving force behind Bob’s appointment.

“It is vital for the long term success of the club that we start putting the right foundations in place for the future now, and we believe that Bob will fully embrace this responsibility” commented John McGinty. “As a board of directors we agree that now is the right time to accelerate our growth campaign and look forward to also seeing the support of the club increase as momentum builds over the coming months.”

Speaking about his new appointment, Bob said: “The profile of the team builds further in the public eye with every win that is secured, and with the force of our supporters behind us we’re confident that Aldershot FC is a true force to be reckoned with. The positive spirit shown by our players and our supporters is a fantastic tribute to the determination behind the club to secure this promotion, and then retain it. I am delighted to become part of the team.”

Bob brings a substantial amount of commercial experience with him, having worked in a number of senior sales and marketing positions for several blue-chip organisations over the past 25 years.

Bob’s appointment has been made possible as a result of the sponsorship agreement that was signed with ezylet.co.uk earlier this year. The team’s promotion campaign was given a much needed boost when the Aldershot based company, an innovative new website dedicated entirely to lettings, confirmed its decision to sponsor to the club from both a financial and a management perspective. A critical aspect of the sponsorship agreement was that ezylet.co.uk would be expected to provide senior executive support to the club. Bob – sales director for ezylet.co.uk – was subsequently nominated for the CEO position and then elected by the Aldershot Board accordingly.

Paul Foy, Chairman for ezylet.co.uk, will also be heavily involved with the business direction for the football club as part of his acceptance of a Director role.

For further information contact:
Clare Shephard
maillot jaune communications
Tel: +44(0)7736 793332
clare.shephard@maillot-jaune.co.uk

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