FORFAR ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB - Key Persons
- Match Secretary / Director
Alan joined the board of Forfar Athletic Football Club in January 2011. Alan is married to Rhona and lives and works in Aberdeen; employed in the banking industry.
Alan has been involved behind the scenes at Station Park for a number of years. He started selling programmes, selling 50/50 tickets and has been an active member of the Supporters Club where he reached the position of vice-chairman.
On match days Alan can be seen helping to organise and work with hospitality guests.
Alan enjoys the family atmosphere at Station Park and hopes to carry on the present and past, board members are committed to ensuring a successful football club in Forfar for years to come.
- Board Director
- Vice - Chairman
Alastair joined the board in 2009 and served as Chairman for 5 seasons from 2012. He is currently the vice chairman and also sits on the SPFL board as a Leagues 1 and 2 director.
- Safety Officer & Disability Access Officer
John who lives in the town with his wife and family has served his ‘apprenticeship' without a doubt at the club.
A regular host in the hospitality complex in recent years, John has also been very active in the organisation of the Cycle fundraisers that the club has run in recent years, the latest of which, now almost completed is likely to see funds boosted by a much needed £3,000.
John has also been a mainstay on the committee set up earlier this year to run the recently launched Loons Lucky Lotto.
- Company Secretary
- UNIVERSITY MANAGER
- Groundsman / Kit Man
- Groundsman / Kit Supervisor
Martin is the club's only full-time employee, and he certainly lives up to his full-time status!
From keeping the Station Park surface in pristine condition to preparing the kit, and clambering on top of the enclosure in all weathers to retrieve errant balls - Martin is one of the club's most valuable assets.
A product of the Club's non-playing youth team (i.e a Ballboy!), Martin started helping the kitman clean the player's boots in addition to his ballboy duties. Having learnt his trade as a groundsman over the last 20 years or so, Martin has a groundkeeper qualification from Dundee College.
- Club Chairman
- Honorary Vice President
In 2012, former Club Chairman Neill Wilson was conferred with Honorary Vice Presidency of the club in recognition of his sixteen years as a board member, ten of which were in the role of Vice-Chairman, the latter five as Chairman. Neill who also played for the ‘Loons' for a season in the late sixties under the stewardship of Jake Young said ‘he was very humbled by the honour.
Neill is still around the Station Park scene, with his expertise being utilised on any building or refurbishment projects in particular.
Despite being retired Neill was very much involved in the 3G pitch project and new hospitality suite and 1984 Lounge.
Paul is a Chartered Architect and Partner with the Glamis based firm, James F Stephen Architects, and has worked on and completed a diverse range of projects, including the Station Park hospitality suite! Paul is a past president of the Stirling Society of Architects, a former vice-president of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, is an Architectural Professional Examiner and an accredited Adjudicator, having completed a post-graduate LLM in Construction Law a few years ago.
At Station Park, Paul coordinates FAFC's Football Fans in Training Programme, liaises with the SPFL Trust, enjoys helping out with the match-day hospitality and has been looking at how the Club could establish a charitable community trust to aid community engagement and diversify this aspect of the Club's activities.
Away from work and football, Paul is married with two children, who can also be found at Station Park on a regular basis. Whenever possible, Paul enjoys spending time with the family and the variety of activities and sports that the children are interested in.
When not at Station Park, Paul is a longstanding member of the Scotland Supporters Club and has travelled to a variety of interesting and diverse places to follow the national team - more in hope than expectation!
Paul joined the Board in 2021 and has been a lifelong Loons fan first attending Station Park in 1980 with his Dad and was a member of the then, Young Sky Blues.
Having set up and ran his own Architectural Services business in the town after starting out at Webster and Pattullo Ltd, Paul now works with Angus Council.
Paul's involved in coordinating the Media side of the Club and is also the FAFC representative and a Trustee of the Forfar Community Football Trust.
Like other Directors, he is also part of the Fundraising events team bringing in much needed revenue to Forfar Athletic FC through events such as the annual Golf Day and Sportsmans Dinner.
- Board Director
Raymond joined the Board of Directors in May 2014 and is responsible for all things financial at the club. He is a Certified Chartered Accountant and a Partner with James Hair & Co, CA in Cupar, Fife.
Raymond is married to Alison and they have a daughter and a son and live in Ceres, Fife where Raymond is a member of the Ceres Highland Games Committee and also on the board of Ceres & District Community Trust.
Raymond's association with Forfar Athletic Football Club comes through his uncle, Billy Bennett, who played for the club from 1978 to 1989 and Raymond has kept an eye on their results ever since. Raymond was an official mascot at Billy's testimonial against Dundee United way back in 1983!
Raymond is an avid football and motor racing fan and also enjoys the odd round of golf at Ladybank GC where he is a member.
- AGRICULTURAL CONSULTANT
Scott joined the board of directors in June 2015 after being involved behind the scenes in previous years.
Responsibilities now include pitchside advertising, fundraising as well as the licence holder for the club. Scott lives in Forfar with his partner Lesley who is also heavily involved with the club.
Away from station Park Scott enjoys cycling, and travelling to different cities to enjoy their cultures and sights.