Guisborough Town have made one of the most important signings in their 50-year history – the appointment of former Boro favourite Craig Hignett to spearhead an exciting new development plan for the club’s future.
The overriding aim of Craig’s new position at the KGV Stadium will be to lead a major initiative to build further on Guisborough’s vision to be right at the heart of sustainable football development across all ages in the local Teesside community.
A key element of this will be Craig’s invaluable experience in helping to promote a positive pathway from junior football right through to senior level, something which is hugely important to Guisborough Town and at the heart of what the club is all about.
The ambitious plans which Craig will be at the forefront of aim to capitalize on what he sees as the huge potential of Guisborough Town to create a lasting and sustainable future for the benefit of all for many years to come.
One of the key objectives will be to further develop the huge potential of Guisborough Town’s thriving junior sections, which currently number a very impressive 400-plus youngsters as well as many coaches and support staff.
Former Boro legend Craig – famous for scoring the first-ever goal at Middlesbrough’s new Riverside Stadium against Chelsea in 1995 – says he is “incredibly excited” about his new role with Guisborough as ‘Head of Club Development.’
I’ve been involved with Guisborough Town on several occasions over the past few years, during which time I have developed a genuinely close affinity and affection for the club and the people there.
I fully share their ambitions and strong commitment to the sustainable development of Guisborough Town Football Club and its facilities and am absolutely delighted to have been appointed the club’s Head of Development.
I firmly believe I can bring a wealth of experience to my new role with Guisborough Town as well as having many influential contacts across the sport of football to help support the club’s future vision.Craig Hignett, who now lives in Guisborough, further cementing his links with the club
Craig to attend match tomorrow!
Craig will be attending Guisborough Town’s next game against North Shields tomorrow (Saturday, 27 January) at the KGV Stadium and will be introduced to the crowd before Kick-off at 3pm and will be available to speak in the clubhouse after the game.
We are absolutely delighted to have Craig on board with us to continue our ambitious journey to fully capitalise on the potential of this wonderful football club of ours.
It is still early days yet, but in the months to come we will be spelling out more clearly exactly what is required to achieve our ambitious goals. I am completely confident we will get there.Guisborough Town Chairman Andy Willis
The appointment of Craig is a source of genuine excitement for both myself and indeed the entire club. This has been eagerly anticipated and Craig, who has been a steadfast supporter of the club for several years, brings invaluable experience and expertise.
In addition to that, he is a top class bloke with a massive personality who will bring great energy to the club. We now look forward to what we can achieve through setting strategies for the future and delivering on our current and future projects.
Among many other things, this will involve seeking support across a wide spectrum of people and organisations across Teesside to get to where we want to be and create something really exciting at the KGV which our local community can be truly proud of.Guisborough Town’s recently-appointed Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Bell