This is the first part of a multi-part series on the roles of our committee members. The first being Welfare Officer, Peter Attfield.
Tell us about yourself?
I grew up in South Manchester and now live in Chorlton. Apart from football my main interest is cycling, I have ‘several’ bikes and ride around 10,000 miles a year, so I’m probably the fittest member of the SCLFC committee (although Martin and Rosie might disagree)
What do you do at SCLFC?
I’ve been involved with SCLFC since my daughter, Niamh, joined the club in 2013 and I became Assistant Welfare Officer in 2014. I’m now the Welfare Officer since Chris Lee took over the Treasurers role at the end of last season. As well as my Welfare Officer training I’m also a Level 1 coach, Level 1 goalkeeping coach and I’ve done FA Youth Module 1 training. I’m a member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club.
I’m at training most Wednesdays, often for the full three hours from 6 – 9pm now Niamh is playing senior football. I’ll either be down by the pitch or upstairs in the Saxon Room (depending on the weather…!). I’m easy to spot, so if you want to chat about anything or just introduce yourself feel free to do so.
Where would you like to take County over the next few years with your work?
In the immediate future I would like to see the club form stronger links with Stockport County men’s team so we can share resources for our mutual benefit and move towards the sort of integrated club model that is now common at Premiership level. Promotion for the First team to the National League this year would be fantastic after being so close last year. Also continued improvements flexibility throughout the club, that allows players to aspire to playing at the highest level we can offer. I really value that this is a club that can take players through from the youngest Wildcats up to full senior First Team level.