New Board Members for BAFA
Dec 1, 2023 - 2:37:01 PM

New Board Members for BAFA

BAFA is delighted to announce the names of two new Board members as the representatives of the Community Leagues.

Drew Anderson will join the Board as the Lead Coordinator for the 2011 Community Leagues Organising Committee. Matthew Davies joins as the second representative of the CLOC; the body that coordinates Adult, Youth and Junior club football in Great Britain.

Drew Anderson started his football career back in the 1980's with the Colchester Gladiators. His involvement with various teams over the years has been interupted by his long-term service as a member of the British Army. Amongst his service assignments Drew spent time with the UN in Somalia and other parts of the world distributing aid and working on conflict resolution.  He also served several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Drew retired from the Army in 2006 and rejoined the game as defensive line coach at the Farnham Knights. He is currently Head Coach of the Watford Cheetahs. Drew said; "I have been a commited volunteer at the finals weekend every year and a passionate supporter of football in all of its forms. I am not afraid to stand up for what I believe in and I have been openly critical of BAFA at times in the past. But my aim now is to serve the interests of the BAFA membership as best I can wiith a forward thinking approach. He continued, "This is an exciting time for the domestic game and I'm delighted to be playing a part in future developments. I am also very pleased to be working with such an excellent group of people as part of the 2011 Community Leagues Organising Commitee."

Matt Davies joined the sport in 2005 as a player for the Glasgow University Tigers. The following year he moved on to the East Kilbride Pirates where he has served as the team Chairman for the past three year. Matt provided communications and publicity support for the GB Lions during the 2010 European Championship.

In professional life, Matt works in the retail banking division of an international financial services organisation and has experience ranging from running branches to developing and delivering communications.

Matt said, "I hope to support the Board in engaging the BAFA members more effectively, providing improved communications and giving the membership a clearer understanding of what the board do and how they do it. Additionally, I believe that I am able to provide a vital regional perspective, helping with the challenges of developing football in Scotland."

BAFA Chairman, Gary Marshall said; "I'm delighted to welcome Drew and Matt on to the Board. Both have valuable experience and strong views and will bring new perspective to the table. With the recent appointments of Caleb Jackson and Martin Cockrill the BAFA Board is now back to full strength of ten members. I look forward to working with all the Board members as we go through the BAFA Review Process."

The full list of CLOC 2011 members will be announced shortly.

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