Director joins as Reds strengthen all areas

ALFRETON Town have appointed a new director to their board as plans for a first ever season in Blue Square Bet Premier continue to build.

Reds boss Wayne Bradley has added former Redditch United chairman Ken Rae to the club’s board of directors and he says it will be the first of several new appointments at director level over the summer.

Bradley explained: “The club has been planning for the next level for some time and what we are now seeing is the off-field appointments that will strengthen the club’s bid for the level we have achieved promotion to.

“We are looking to expand our director base but we are also broadening our operations base in every single area to strengthen the club’s infrastructure from top to bottom, whether it is new directors coming in right down to programme sellers on match days.”

Alfreton are actively seeking applications for several positions, some new, some requiring additional personnel. The following positions are currently available at the club: match day secretary, stewards, commercial assistants, turnstile operators, programme sellers, raffle operators, lottery agents and a match day tannoy operator.

Bradley ended: “Whilst the club has been active over the past year or so improving many areas, any individual who wishes themselves to be considered for any post, director or otherwise can contact the club in the first instance on 01159 392090 extension 107.”

Rae, 41, a Solihull-based businessman with an engineering company, has plenty of experience in non league football having been a director at Redditch for eight years and chairman for two until the club changed ownership in March this year.

He is delighted to be joining the Reds and says he will be having a ‘hands on’ role at the club.

He explained: “I have known Wayne and the other directors for a while and I know we sing from the same hymn sheet.

“When I was asked if I would like to join the board I had no hesitation. I am excited about being on board and looking forward with relish to the new venture in a new league with an established club.

“Aside from attending games regularly home and away, I will have a genuine involvement with the club and will be assisting the chairman in any project he wants me to look after. I am here lock, stock and barrel.”

Season tickets

Meanwhile, supporters are now able to order season tickets for the 2011/12 campaign by calling in at the Impact Arena between 10am and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.

There will be a later office time closing time of 6pm on a Thursday and fans can also call in between 10am and noon on Saturday mornings.

Tickets ordered at the ground can be paid for by cash if preferred.

The discount deadline of June 30 is a few weeks away yet but supporters are being urged to take advantage early and save money.

Prices for individual home league games will be £13 for adults, £7 concessions (senior citizens and children 15 and under who are non Junior Reds members) and £33 for a family ticket.

If purchased before the June 30 discount deadline, season ticket prices will be £229 for adults (aged 16 upwards), £123 for concessions (senior citizens and children 15 and under who are non Junior Reds members) and £584 for a family ticket which is two adults and two children aged 15 and under.

After the deadline, season ticket prices will rise to £243 for adults, £140 for concessions and £608 for a family ticket.

The club will again be issuing the popular ten-game tickets which are priced at £110 adults and £65 concessions before June 30 after which they rise to £120 for adults and £70 concessions. These enable fans to attend any ten home league games of their choosing throughout the season.

Regular season ticket holders will receive a renewal form through the post but anyone wishing to pre-book or make new applications can pay by credit card by contacting Lisa Towerzey on 01159 392090 extension 107.

Young fans can also save on individual admission by joining the Junior Reds club. Membership for the season is just £5 which admits children 15 and under into each home game for just £2 per match so long as they are accompanied by a full paying adult.