Club director, Philip Harrison, has been appointed the club’s new Supporter and Staff Welfare Officer.

He has taken on the position which was previously held by Noel Hayes before his sad recent passing.

“I’m pleased to be taking on the role, although I know that I have big shoes to fill,” said Philip.

“I think this is a really important role within the club. Mental health is such a big issue these days and just lifting the phone and saying ‘hello, how are you?’ to someone could make a world of a difference to them.”

Philip explained what the role entails.

“This is just a way for the club to keep in touch with supporters who are perhaps unwell, for example, or if one of our players have been injured for some time.

“This is our way of keeping a link between the club and those fans and players in their hour of need. We can check if they need anything, how they are – even just have a chat about the last match.

“I think it’s particularly important because we do have an older fan base and I know that they will be frustrated at the fact that they are unable to get to games at the moment, as are we that we can’t have our supporters in the stadium. It’s our way of saying ‘we’re thinking about you’.”

Anybody who would like to avail of the service or who knows someone for whom it might be of benefit can contact Philip via the club office – email [email protected] or call ‪028 3832 2472