With over 30 years’ experience of following the Albion I am a well-kent face, who other supporters can trust and ask questions of. I was a Trust Board member for 10 years from the very start and know many of the issues of what should be Exec Board / Trust Board / Trust Member decisions.
The fans of the Club must influence the direction of the Club by having the correct structure in place and the Trust Board must now be representative of the fan base. There is no point in owning the Club if the fans have no input into the Club direction, but they must be kept informed too.
I currently administer the membership of Stirling Albion Supporters’ Club. I have good IT skills through my job. I have 15 years’ experience as a middle manager in a high school within 23 years teaching experience
I started following the Albion in the early 1960s and in the near 60 years of watching the Albion I’ve visited every league ground. My proudest moment was working with Graham Hamilton to help organise the 50th Anniversary exhibition of of the Albion Tour to the Far East and then meeting the former players and Mrs Rumiko Ishigami (Depute Consulate General of Japan in Scotland).
I was co-founder of the Albion Supporters Trust back in 2003 and was proud to be part of the team that brought fan ownership to the Club.
In recent times I co-wrote the 75th Anniversary book on the history of the Club and am currently the “unofficial” Club Historian.
I moved to the Stirling area in 1978 to join the IT department of Scottish Amicable, now Prudential, and became a regular attender at Annfield then Forthbank. I’m now retired.
Away from work and football I have held, and continue to hold, various posts at local and national level in the administration of chess and hope that my experience in this can help me to contribute to the Trust’s work in redefining and rebuilding the relationship between the Trust and Club boards. That has to be done so that we can work together to get Stirling Albion moving up the leagues.
I have been watching Stirling Albion for the last twenty two years – four promotions and five relegations in that time. I can be found in seat I103 at Forthbank. Until my knee decided that it did not like running, my main sport was orienteering, and I spent ten years organising, officiating and administrating at a national level.
Now retired, I was a lecturer in mathematics and statistics for most of my working life. I was also a trade union representative for the last fourteen years and from that I have gained much experience in studying and writing documents. Thus I hope to be able to contribute to the writing of a new set of Rules for the Trust