Former York City writer appointed as club's supporter liaison officer

York Press: Dave Stanford at Bootham Crescent Dave Stanford at Bootham Crescent

THE Press’ former York City writer Dave Stanford has been appointed as the new supporter liaison officer and customer services administrator at Bootham Crescent.

Stanford, 42, will provide administrative support to the club on a day-to-day basis and will be the main point of contact for supporter and customer enquiries as the club seeks to improve the matchday experience for fans.

Having been chief sports writer at The Press from 1999 to 2003, Stanford reported on the Minstermen during one of the most turbulent periods in their history and played a leading role in our Save City campaign, when the club faced the real threat of eviction from Bootham Crescent and bankruptcy.

A lifelong football fan, a qualified FA coach and a regular player in York’s local football leagues, he has been working as a sub-editor at The Press for the last ten years.

On his new role, Stanford said: “I am really looking forward to renewing old acquaintances and forging new friendships at Bootham Crescent and ensuring there is effective communication between the club and its supporters. I’m passionate about football, the opportunities it can provide and the emotions it can stir, and I feel privileged to be given this opportunity at a special club.

"I want to be as accessible as possible, and I’m really looking forward to getting out on the terraces, meeting fans and hearing their ideas and suggestions as to how the club can further improve the matchday experience. With a new ground on the horizon and the club challenging for promotion, these are really exciting times for York City, a community-focused club run by people who have its best interests at heart."

Fans can contact Stanford by email at dave.stanford@yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk or by phone on 01904 559504.

New general manager John McGhee, meanwhile, will start work next week at City with a responsibility for overseeing the operations of the business and implementing the board’s strategy going forward.

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12:35pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Fat Harry says...

Looks like a good appointment to me.

Hopefully he'll have a better notion of what customer service looks like than some of the downright rude individuals I've been served by when buying tickets etc over the last few years.

As for new General Manager, I'm not entirely sure what on earth "responsibility for overseeing the operations of the business and implementing the board’s strategy going forward" actually means, but let's hope it has something to do with making sure that running the club efficiently doesn't mean that supporters are treated like something that you'd want to scrape off the bottom of your shoe, as as been the case since the departure of the likes of Nick Bassett and Louise Jackson.
Looks like a good appointment to me. Hopefully he'll have a better notion of what customer service looks like than some of the downright rude individuals I've been served by when buying tickets etc over the last few years. As for new General Manager, I'm not entirely sure what on earth "responsibility for overseeing the operations of the business and implementing the board’s strategy going forward" actually means, but let's hope it has something to do with making sure that running the club efficiently doesn't mean that supporters are treated like something that you'd want to scrape off the bottom of your shoe, as as been the case since the departure of the likes of Nick Bassett and Louise Jackson. Fat Harry
  • Score: 19

10:25pm Wed 2 Apr 14

openallhours says...

Does the article refer to him as 'Stanford' and not Dave as it's like he's maybe from Scarborough or something. Or is it because of the damage that Cameron did to all of the like named individuals with the PR stunt 'call me Dave'? Either way, it's a funny old world.
Does the article refer to him as 'Stanford' and not Dave as it's like he's maybe from Scarborough or something. Or is it because of the damage that Cameron did to all of the like named individuals with the PR stunt 'call me Dave'? Either way, it's a funny old world. openallhours
  • Score: -3

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