Sunday, June 25, 2006

Barrow man lands FC United job

Source: NW Evening Mail
Published on 24/06/2006

OLD Trafford rebels FC United have swooped for the signature of a Barrow football development officer.

John Thomason, 29, has worked as Football in the Community co-ordination officer with Barrow’s Community Regeneration Company for the past two years.

The former Ulverston Victoria High School pupil joined the booming North West Counties Division One club after seeing their advertisement for a football development officer on the internet.

“I will have quite a broad brief,” he said.

“I will be based in Manchester city centre, but my job will entail working all around the Manchester area.”

The post with the rebels is on a year-by-year contract basis.

Thomason has not yet met any of the players, or FC United manager, the former Barrow defender Karl Marginson, because his time has been spent working closely with club chief executive Andy Walsh.

Barrow Borough Council sports development officer Chris Athersmith said: “It has been a pleasure working with John for the past two years.

“He has co-ordinated a lot of successful football activities and has been a big asset to the company.”

Athersmith said the post left vacant by Thomason may be advertised, but it would depend on new funding being secured.