Bradford (Park Avenue) are currently in the process of formally transferring the club to a Community Interest Company (CIC).
The club say this is a purely technical change that will allow the club to continue to conduct business effectively whilst still being a not-for-profit community-focused company. The new Board of Directors of Bradford Park Avenue AFC CIC are as follows: Gareth Roberts, Jonathan Collura and John Dean. The Company Secretary is David Little and the Football Secretary is Colin Barker.
Gareth Roberts will be the Chairman and also General Manager of the club in the new structure. Carl Marsden will be assuming the position of Associate General Manager and will be assisting the club on a day-to-day basis.
Gareth Roberts said: “After an uncomfortable transition, I have now decided to take full control of the club and make sure that we achieve our goals of being sustainable, successful and a strong community partner.”
“The past 12 months have been exceptionally difficult both on and off of the pitch, and I have felt that my plans for the club have not been carried out to my satisfaction. So, from this point on, I want to reassure our supporters that I am now directly overseeing the decision making at the club. I want to thank Carl for agreeing to help us on a day-to-day basis. He will be the primary point of contact at the club with any further questions.”