DORKING WANDERERS ADD A SUPPORTER LIAISON OFFICER TO THEIR MANAGEMENT RANKS
Dorking Wanderers have today announced that following an internal promotion they have appointed their first ever Supporter Liaison Officer.
Steve O’Sullivan, who is a long-standing volunteer and the club’s Official Photographer, has been promoted to the club’s Senior Management Team and has also been given the specific role of Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO), the first of its type since the club was formed in 1999.
The SLO role has been introduced to ensure that the club has even stronger links with its fans, whilst also ensuring that there is regular communication and dialogue between both parties. In addition, Steve will be tasked with strengthening the clubs community links.
Chairman Marc White said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we’re adding a Supporter Liaison Officer to our off the field team. We have a strong rapport with our fans, however, as we grow it’s imperative that there is a formal structure in key areas, and nothing is more important than clear and open communication with our excellent, fast growing fan base, whilst also developing and strengthening links with the local community”.
White continued: “Steve is 100% the right man for this role, and he thoroughly deserves his promotion to the Senior Management Team, who play a pivotal role behind the scenes in guiding the club through key projects. Steve is one of the most personable people you could ever wish to meet and always has time for supporters, whether it be chatting pre-match or catching those all important fan shots during the game. He fully understands the club and our vision moving forward, and most importantly, he prides himself on being a Wanderers fan, making him the perfect conduit between the terraces and the boardroom”.
Steve O’Sullivan certainly seems to be relishing the challenge ahead. He said: “We have high expectations of our team on the pitch. We also have high expectations of our team off the pitch. This new role will give us a wonderful opportunity to develop and strengthen our relationship with existing and new fans, as-well-as the wider community. I am really looking forward to developing the role and building on the foundations already in place”.
Steve O’Sullivan’s role as Supporter Liaison Officer commences with immediate effect, and two of his first projects will be preparing and launching the eagerly awaited supporters club initiatives, which includes a Junior Wanderers club for younger fans.
To contact Steve or find out more email: SLO@dorkingwanderers.com