By | January 17, 2013

Graham BrooklandOne of the founding fathers of Aldershot Town Football Club, Graham Brookland, has accepted the honorary position as President of the Trust.

Graham is the Shots Trust first President and the Board are hoping he will be able to help raise the profile of the Trust whilst offering invaluable support and advice to the Board.

The role of President is a non-board position and will not entail any voting rights other than that of any paid up member of the Trust. (Graham is a paid up member.)

Graham is a lifelong supporter of the club watching his first game at the age of seven; a 6-0 victory versus Cambridge United in 1974. He served the Supporters Club in a variety of duties from 1982 leading to being elected Chairman in 1990.

Graham played a major role in the formation of Aldershot Town in 1992 along with the Supporters Club and owns one of the two original shares purchased to form the club in April 1992.

After continuing to serve in a variety of positions Graham is currently the Head of Media at the football club.

Trust Chairman Terry Owens said,

“He gave me huge support when I was forming the new club and was a huge driving force alongside his brother (David ), Peter Bridgeman, Nick Fryer, and the Supporters Club in general, of which he was the Chairman and became a Director of the new club attending all board meetings.

He then became Secretary of the club when Peter Bridgeman stepped down after 4 years in the post.

I see Graham as a strong figure head well respected by Shots supporters and Trust members. He will help me with the membership drive via media and personal appeals as Head of Club Media, plus he will be the mentor of Tommy Anderson our new young energetic media director, who will need guidance and support, as he is fairly new to the media world.”

Graham will attend our annual AGMs, plus attend some of the fund raising events, plus promote the Trust in general at every opportunity.

 

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