Gloucester City Football Club is pleased to announce two new additions to the club’s management board for the new season.\r\n\r\nGeorge Irvine has been appointed vice-chairman of the management board and Adie Hayward, a life-long fan and local businessmen, has also joined.\r\n\r\nIrvine was the chairman of Gloucester City from July 1991 to July 1992 and Hayward was a director of the Tigers from 2003 to 2004.\r\n\r\nFormer Gloucester City Ladies chairman Steve Geddes, has also taken on the role of community liaison officer.\r\n\r\nClub chairman Mike Dunstan is thrilled to welcome both men into the fold as the club continues to progress both on and off the pitch.\r\n\r\n“It is a major coup for the club to have someone with George’s extensive business and commercial experience working with the board,” explained Dunstan.\r\n\r\n“George is Gloucester City through and through and has been successful in the business sector, so will be invaluable in helping take the club to the next level as we start planning for our return to Gloucester.”\r\n\r\n“I am delighted to have him on the management board as vice chairman.\r\n\r\nIrvine admits that the Tim Harris factor was hugely important in his return to the Tigers.\r\n\r\n“The decision to bring Tim Harris back as manager last season re kindled my interest in Gloucester City, his enthusiasm, professionalism and football knowledge is fantastic.\r\n\r\n“After a meeting with Tim I was pleased to be asked to come back and help in whatever way I can, obviously we must get back to playing again in our home city and the difference this will make to our finances on all levels will help us to maintain and improve on the quality of the team.\r\n\r\n“The club is very different from my last involvement, it is very much a community club and being back in Gloucester will only strengthen this.\r\n\r\n“I have been impressed with the quality of the management team ably led by our Chairman Mike Dunstan although we still need more people to help improve the club.\r\n\r\n“I hope I can assist with the progress the club has made and will do my best to help the club in whatever way I can.”\r\n\r\nDunstan is also pleased that Adie Hayward has returned to the club, and that his help will be much needed on match days.\r\n\r\n“Adie has been keen to help, and we have held several discussions over potential roles,” said Dunstan.\r\n\r\n“He will be an invaluable help on match days, but is also looking to get involved in some of the work necessary to prepare for our return to Gloucester.\r\n\r\n“Adie is a fan and a businessman and will further strengthen the running of the club, and I am delighted to welcome him to the Management Board.”\r\n\r\nDunstan was very impressed after a meeting with Steve Geddes and hopes his energy and passion for the club inspires the next generation.\r\n\r\n“We met Steve and were impressed with his passion and energy with regards getting children and their parents to come to games and feel they have a club to support in person as well as watching football on television.”\r\n\r\n“Steve wants to bring the children to Gloucester and show them that the Tigers players can be just as big a set of heroes as their Premier League favourites – with the crucial difference that they can meet and interact with their heroes at Gloucester.”\r\n\r\n“We need to reengage with the lost generation of potential City fans, and Steve will do that in a fashion that will be exciting and memorable for them.”

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