New lease of life beyond football for ex-Farsley Celtic skipper Dave Syers

Farsley's Dave Syers stretches for the ball against Gloucester last April. Photo: John McEvoy

By John Baron

Former professional footballer Dave Syers has swapped his life as former captain at Farsley Celtic Football Club for a life of calculators and spreadsheets as a director at a Horsforth-based accountancy practice.

Starting his professional career at Bradford City and with stints at Harrogate Town, Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United and Rochdale amongst others, former Farsley skipper Dave Syers retired from football after successfully helping The Celts avoid relegation last season and has joined as partner at accountancy practice SyersMcGill.

The company has recently expanded their office in Horsforth and has a brand new office in Wetherby.

Dave has joined the team as director to support with business growth and to strengthen the services offered by SyersMcGill across all aspects of accountancy. He previously had seven years at a city centre accountancy firm.

Dave Syers is pictured left with partners Michaela McGill and Daniel Syers.

He said: “I really enjoyed my time in football. I had some real highs including promotions with Doncaster and Scunthorpe and being awarded player of the season with Bradford City.

“It’s no secret that a career in football is short and I always knew it wouldn’t be long term, so I started my ACA training contract in 2016. I was playing for Darlington at the time and became a chartered accountant in 2020 while at Farsley Celtic. 

“After calling it a day at Farsley last May, I am really excited for this next chapter as director at SyersMcGill, although you’ll still find me at plenty of football matches at the weekends!”

SyersMcGill’s services span from book-keeping to corporation tax to tax planning and strategic counsel. Working collaboratively with their clients, they tailor their support to align with business objectives and requirements, delivering services efficiently and courteously.

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