Farsley Celtic boost football operations with new board appointment

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Pay Singh has joined the board at Farsley Celtic.

By Thomas Ritchie

Farsley Celtic have strengthened the football side of their operation by confirming the appointment of Pav Singh to the Board as the Director of Football Operations.

Mr Singh is a familiar face at the club as an ex-player, starting off in the development section before progressing to the first team, while more recently he re-joined the club as Joint Head of Development.

The change in role sees Mr Singh join the Farsley Celtic board, dedicating his focus purely on developing the footballing project at the National League North club.

His main initial task will be to take responsibility for all things football at the club, working with stakeholders, players and coaches both on and off the field, working on the talent pathways across all sections of the club.

He will also lead on creating a footballing DNA, which the whole club can grow from.

Chairman Paul Barthorpe said: “Since joining the club Pav has impressed everyone with not only his footballing knowledge, contacts within the game and his ability to convey messages and high-quality coaching sessions, but also by his drive, personality and passion for the club and its ongoing success.

“An experienced UEFA A coach and coach developer, Pav has managed and coached in the semi-pro game with the likes of Liversedge and Albion Sports, and has also developed many players through his coaching at professional academies such as Leeds United and Bradford City.

“Pav is employed full-time with the FA as a Regional Coach Developer and brings with him a huge wealth of abilities in terms of coaching methodologies, the latest techniques, tactics and visions for our footballing future.

“I believe we have someone in Pav who can take the club forwards on so many different levels across the board. It is a pleasure to welcome him into his new role and I am genuinely thrilled to be working alongside him!”

Mr Singh is the latest appointment to the cash-strapped club’s board.

Sports and litigation lawyer Gary Duke-Cohan, who has more than 30 years’ experience as a sports and litigation lawyer, was last week appointed as an advisor to the club’s board.

In January Daniel Bennett became the club’s first project development director, while Paul Glover joined to provide business expertise and supporters’ club chief John Stubbs also became a director. Their appointments came after finance director Ian Cotton left the club after three years.

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