Glenavon Football Club, with a distinguished 135-year legacy in the Irish League Football, proudly announces Rikki Thompson as the newest addition to the team in the role of Business Control Manager. As the club heads towards the upcoming season, Rikki’s appointment marks a pivotal moment in a series of strategic transformations at the heart of the Lurgan Club.

Collaborating closely with the Board of Directors, Rikki is poised to spearhead the club’s commercial trajectory. With a focus on crafting a resilient growth strategy, Rikki envisions propelling Glenavon towards sustained triumph while preserving the essence that sets the club apart.

Drawing inspiration from the club’s storied past, Rikki is dedicated to nurturing a fresh wave of supporters while remaining faithful to the time-honoured traditions that have defined Glenavon through the ages. Emphasizing community engagement and inclusivity, the club eagerly anticipates embracing both existing and new fans into the Glenavon family through an array of upcoming initiatives.

Glenn Emerson Chairman said; The Board are delighted to welcome Rikki to the Glenavon family. This strategic role will be pivotal to the ongoing success at Mourneview Park. The Club has underwent a number of new appointments and changes at Board level and we have recently welcomed Avondale Foods as our main Corporate sponsor. With the changes internally, we as a Club are embracing a new era from the Board room to the playing field.

In his capacity, Rikki will take the helm of marketing, branding, and communication ensuring that the club’s voice reverberates with fans and stakeholders alike. Armed with over 23 years of media expertise, Rikki is poised to be a dynamic force off the field, guiding the Lurgan Blues into an exciting new chapter.

Reflecting on his appointment, Rikki expressed, “I am thrilled to embark on this journey with the esteemed Glenavon Football Club as the Business Control Manager. This role presents an incredible opportunity to shape the club’s future, focusing on pivotal areas like Community Cohesion and Commercial Growth and I look forward to seeing positive results on and off the pitch”