Carlisle Futsal Club is delighted to announce the official appointment of Martin Taylor as the Clubs New Chairman and Paul Brotherhood as Club Secretary. Both will join the Club Committee with effect from 9th March 2019. Martin will succeed Al Tindall who has held the position since 2012 when the Club formed. Al informed the committee of his intention to step down as Chairman in early 2019 but stayed in post whilst the search for a suitable successor concluded.
Carlisle Futsal Club is delighted to announce the official appointment of Martin Taylor as the Clubs New Chairman and Paul Brotherhood as Club Secretary. Both will join the Club Committee with effect from 9th March 2019.
Martin will succeed Al Tindall who has held the position since the Club formed in 2012. Al informed the committee of his intention to step down as Chairman in early 2019 but stayed in post whilst the search for a suitable successor concluded.
Martin who has spent 20 years in software development has previously led the committee of local Football Club Pirelli FC, a Club that have grown in recent times to include boys, girls and adult teams. Martin is experienced in project planning and delivery both at work and in voluntary roles, forging strong relationships to guarantee success. His excellent reputation in the local Football community and the successful organisation and professional delivery of Community Football Festivals caught the attention of the Carlisle Futsal Club hierarchy who identified Martin as their top target for the role.
Martin cant wait to get started.
“I am delighted to be joining such a well run Club that is already doing great work around the county. The enthusiasm I have encountered from all of the volunteer workforce is really refreshing. I have observed from afar the work going on at the Club and with a change in my own work and personal circumstances the timing is right for me to get involved with helping the Club achieve great things.’
New Club Secretary Paul Brotherhood who is Head Teacher of Broughton Moor Primary School in Maryport has been coaching for over 16 years at various clubs, teams including Northbank and Carlisle United. Paul has been involved in girls futsal since 2012 and has implemented Futsal coaching at local schools including Norman Street, Beaconside and his current school.
Like Martin, Paul was attracted to the Clubs professional set up and the passion of its volunteers.
“I’m looking forward to working with a dedicated coaching staff within a professional and well run club. I’m definitely looking forward to a fresh challenge which will offer something different to the current choices within Carlisle.”
Aside from his role as secretary Paul will be working with Jess Hawkins to create Carlisle Futsal Clubs first ever ladies team which will be able to compete regularly at a regional level and from there develop a girls development pathway.
Paul believes the girls and ladies game has incredible potential in Cumbria.
“The big project for the girls development pathway is the most exciting due to the incredible talent already playing futsal throughout the county and the number of youth teams who have reached National Futsal finals over the years.”
The boardroom changes will have no affect on how the Club delivers its Academy programme and all players, coaches and parents will be unaffected. The changes will however bring improvements across governance and compliance with FA rules & regulations and will ensure greater innovation with more ideas setting the direction of the Club. Having the right people in the right roles is essential for long term success.
Outgoing Chairman Al Tindall commented on the boardroom revamp
“As a Club we have always aligned ourselves with the FAs vision for Futsal. We want to be able to play our part in helping the FA grow the game and with the recent launch of the FA Futsal Strategy there is lots we believe we can do to help deliver the strategy locally. To achieve this we have reviewed how we operate as a Club and identified a need for improved governance and shared responsibility amongst our volunteer workforce. The appointment of Martin and Paul sets the Club up for a sustainable future and means we can begin to deliver our own ambitious growth strategy. These are exciting times to be a part of Carlisle Futsal Club.”
Al Tindall will continue to be as involved as ever in the running of the Club and will retain his place on the committee but will now be able to focus on coaching in the Academy, delivering Academy Futsal competitions and pushing the Clubs coach education programme.