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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1st
June 2016
SHOEMAKE ARRIVES AS BIRMINGHAM FA CEO
The future of the Birmingham CountyFA is quite l...
ENDS
Editor’s Notes
For any questionsrelatingtothe contentof thispressrelease,pleasecontact:
Chris Mortley
CommunicationsM...
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Press Release - Shoemake Arrives as Birmingham FA CEO

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Press Release - Shoemake Arrives as Birmingham FA CEO

  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1st June 2016 SHOEMAKE ARRIVES AS BIRMINGHAM FA CEO The future of the Birmingham CountyFA is quite literallyin safe hands, followingthe arrival of KevinShoemake as the Association’snew ChiefExecutive Officer. Shoemake,aformerprofessional goalkeeper withover700 appearancesunderhisbeltacrossspells withLeytonOrient, PeterboroughUnited,KetteringTown,NuneatonBorough andRushden& Diamonds,takescharge havingservedasChief Executive of the Northamptonshire CountyFA since 2011. Duringthat time,Shoemake oversawsignificantdevelopmentinthe grassrootsgame withinthe county;buildingayoung,dynamicFootball Operations teamanddrivingnew andexistingformatsof the game whilstoverseeingarecord-breakingyearforthe Northamptonshire CountyFA commercially,followingthe signingof anumberof sponsorshipagreementswithcompaniesintegral to the local community. Shoemake succeedsChadEhlertsen,whospenttwoyearsasChief Executive Officeratthe BirminghamCountyFA priorto beingacceptingthe role of SeniorRegionalManager(SouthWest and WestMidlands) withThe Football Association. The 51-year-old– alsoa UEFA B qualifiedcoachandFA Tutor – will now be chargedwithoverseeing the excellentworkof Ehlertsenthrough the developmentof the grassrootsgame withinthe BirminghamCountyboundary;workingalongside the existingFootball DevelopmentandOperations teamat theirRayHall Lane headquarters tocarry out the CountyFA’slocal Four-YearStrategy. Speakingabouthisappointment,Shoemake said:“I’mdelightedtohave arrivedatthe Birmingham CountyFA. “I am aware of howimportantthe developmentof grassrootsfootball is;bothforthe game itself and forthose whoplay,supportor volunteeratleaguesandclubs,aswell asthe impactit has on healthandwellbeing.Ihave inheritedafantastichigh-performingteamof staff here atthe BirminghamCountyFA andtogetherIam confidentthatwe can significantlygrow andpromote the game and what we do, withinacountythat has a richand passionate football heritage. “I want to helpbuildstrong,positiverelationshipswithall of ourstakeholders;whethertheybe clubs, leagues,playersorvolunteers.Asanorganisation, we have astrongcustomer-centricethos and wanteverybodytoknowthatour door isopen,or that there issomebodyatthe endof the phone line.Ourdedicatedonlinesupportservice isalsoavailable toprovide guidance andadvice. “We wanteverybodywithinthe region tohave anopportunityto participate andenjoyall aspects and formatsof the game,regardlessof age,gender,background,race,religion orability.There isso much happeningacrossthe county,soI encourage anybodykeentoformpart of our grassroots game to get intouch,get involved andenjoyournational sportwhilstremainingfit,healthyand active” To contact KevinShoemake,pleaseemailkevin.shoemake@birminghamfa.com andformore informationongrassrootsfootball withinBirmingham, please visit www.birminghamfa.com
  2. 2. ENDS Editor’s Notes For any questionsrelatingtothe contentof thispressrelease,pleasecontact: Chris Mortley CommunicationsManager OportoSports Management T: 0116 242 2851 E: chris@oportosports.com About Birmingham CountyFootball Association The BirminghamCounty Football Association(BCFA) isresponsibleforgoverninganddeveloping local grassrootsfootball. Formore informationonthe BCFA please see the contactdetailsbelow: Website:www.birminghamfa.com Telephone:0121 357 4278 Facebook: www.facebook.com/birminghamcfa Twitter: @BirminghamFA Key Facts – How the Birmingham CountyFA supports Grassroots Football 4,700 teams 2,000 clubs 42,000 matcheseach season 50 football leagues 1,250 qualifiedcoaches 1,400 registeredreferees 14 CountyCups 45,000 volunteers

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