New Committee for 2019/20

19th July 2019

Following the club’s Annual General Meeting yesterday evening (July 18th) Cheltenham Town Ladies have seen some brand new names join the committee, to keep up the fantastic progress the club has made in the past few years.

The Cheltenham Town Ladies committee is run by volunteers and all the following roles were voted on by those in attendance.
A re-shuffle of the committee, has seen a rise in the number of members, with a few switching roles to provide a more suitable representation for both the first team and the reserves, as well as the youth section and the club’s Sports Therapy department going into the 2019/20 campaign.
The AGM also saw members join in important roles away from the playing aspects, such as Club Treasurer, Vice-Chairman and Media.

The committee will also be joined by First Team manager, Alex Cheal, and Reserves manager, newly appointed Cameron Cheal, who makes the switch from his First Team coaching role.

Read about the new committee members below:

Chairman – Andy Liddle

With the shuffle of committee members going into the 2019/20 campaign, Andy has decided to continue his role as Chairman to provide stability in the club, until a suitable replacement has been appointed. A former First Team Manager of Cheltenham Town Ladies, Andy has been heavily involved with the club’s rise through the Women’s Football Pyramid.

Vice-Chairman – Darren Johnson

Darren remains on the committee from last season but will take on a new role for 2019/20. The switch will see him step down as Youth Liaison and assist Andy in the Chairman roles. Alongside this new role, he will continue in his post as Matchday Manager. As a regular face at the DN Fire Stadium, on a matchday Darren can usually be found running the club shop.

Club Secretary – Lydia Amarquaye

While representing the club on the field, Lydia has also volunteered to take on more responsibility in the running of the club off the field. She remains a member of the committee from the 2018/19 season, when she was Social Secretary but now steps steps up to being Secretary, being involved in the administration side of the senior section of the club.

Club Treasurer – Rob Rankin

Already involved with the club and the ins-and-outs of the committee and its processes from last season, Rob has stepped up to aid with the supervision of the club finances, an essential part of any not-for-profit organisation.

Welfare Officers – Rebecca Panniers & Diana Toth

Former Social Secretary and first choice goalkeeper, Rebecca will continue her involvement with the committee. Her new role sees her ensuring the best possible well-being for all players of the First Team.
She is joined in the role by Diana Toth, a skilful striker, who will provide the same service on behalf of the Reserves.
These roles will be vital for the club.

Player Representatives – Louise Fensome & Jenna Lepore

Both vocal and commanding players on the field, Louise and Jenna will be the player’s liaisons for the committee. Both players join the committee new for this season and will act as a vital link between the committee members and the playing staff, providing a voice for the players on any club matters.
Louise will represent the First Team players, while Jenna will represent the Reserves.

Social Secretary

This role is to be confirmed.

Head of Sports Therapy – Kate Jackson

Kate joins the committee this summer. She has only been with the club for a short period of time but her professional approach and quality of work has seen her promoted to heading up the club’s medical team. She will provide the committee with regular updates regarding any player injuries.

Head of Media – Dan Lodge

Dan is another who joins the committee this summer and fits straight into a media role for the club, building on his experience from a working relationship he established between Cheltenham Town Ladies and Tone Radio last season. Dan also provides the club’s matchday coverage on social media.

Youth Liaison – Simon Galpin

Already involved with the youth team setup for Cheltenham Town Ladies, Simon has agreed to join the senior committee on top of his role as Youth Vice-Chairman. This new role will see Simon play a pivotal role between the Senior and the Youth committees.

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