Neil Joy is relishing his new role as Chief Executive of Vanarama National League North leaders AFC Fylde.




Joy joins the Coasters with a wealth of experience in the football industry having spent the last four years as Chief Executive and Secretary at League One outfit Oldham Athletic.

Fylde are currently top of the National League North table and Neil admits he has been raring to go since accepting the position.

One of his primary objectives is to offer supporters the ‘best possible matchday experience’.

Neil said: “At the forefront of every successful football club is a happy fanbase and we want to do everything possible to ensure everyone who visits Mill Farm enjoys afc fyldethemselves.

“We have a duty to all our fans and commercial partners to offer the best experience possible.

“Of course, we are keen to expand our supporter base however it is also vitally important that we look after our existing fans as they are an integral part of the club’s history and its future.

“I am here to play my part in ensuring that the club’s development continues.

“Dave Challinor and Ladies manager Luke Swindlehurst will have my full support and hopefully I can help them to achieve all of the club’s goals on the field.

“The Community side of the club is crucial to our development and Foundation director Tom Hutton and his staff are doing a fantastic job. His team are central to what we hope to achieve off the field.

“As we continue to expand, our commercial growth is also going to be key. We are developing a brand that people want to be associated with and in return we can offer significant exposure, for business people and their companies.

“This is a great opportunity for me personally and a new challenge that I am relishing. The Chairman’s vision for the club is certainly one that I buy in to and I can’t wait to begin playing my part in fulfilling those plans.

“We are in an entertainment business and we want fans to enjoy coming to watch a successful team in fantastic surroundings.”

The club will be hosting an open ‘Fans Forum’ with the new Chief Executive this month, details of which will be announced shortly.

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