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Celts Announce Boardroom Update

Paul Barthorpe to join the club’s board.

We are pleased to announce changes at the football club that have been gathering at a pace over the last few weeks.

Paul Barthorpe will be joining the board at Farsley Celtic as Chairman of the club, replacing John Palmer and his family. Joshua Greaves and Robert Winterbottom will remain on the board moving forward. The changes are subject to clearance which we expect to be concluded very shortly. Paul has become more involved at the club over the last few weeks, and has already met many of the supporters, becoming a familiar face.

Paul commented on his appointment, saying: “This process was started almost 12 months ago now and I am very happy to finally get it over the line. Having worked in the industry for a number of years it has given me unique insight into the footballing world all of which will enable me and my team to take Farsley Celtic to not only new levels on the pitch but off it too. We will put this club back where it belongs!

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the years of dedication, effort and love that John and Margaret Palmer have put into this club, saving it from the brink of extinction and developing it into what it is today. I am very happy that they have agreed to stay part of the family at Farsley Celtic and look forward to their continued support and friendship!

“I am extremely happy that Joshua Greaves and Rob Winterbottom have decided to join me on the board at Farsley Celtic, their knowledge, experience, dedication and love for the club is second to none. We together will form the youngest board in the league, and as such we will look to be the forerunners in club innovation and development and between us we will look to bring new life and new energy into not only Farsley Celtic but the local area too.

“Josh in his role as Chief Executive and Rob as our Operations Director will look to deliver not only new and creative ideas across all facets of the club, but will also work closely with the local community and our partners to deliver wider impacting benefits, as we as a club look to give back to all those who have supported us over the years.”

All at the club would like to welcome Paul to the board and would like to thank the Palmer family for their years of dedication to the football club. They will stay involved at the club and further announcements and updates will be available over the coming weeks. We would also like to thank Paul for covering the cost of all tickets to allow free entry for all supporters this weekend when we entertain Marine on Saturday.

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