The Trust Board – Who’s Who

jb

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

stevekaney

I was born and brought up in St Ninians, though I’ve lived in Perth for the last 30 years.  I’ve been an Albion fan from as far back as I remember, regularly attending home and away games as a teenager.  The glory days of 1976/77 are still the highlight.  I played locally for Milton, so stopped going to games and later moved away and became a Grade 1 referee.  So I’ve been abused by Albion fans on a few occasions!

I work as a Pensions Manager at the Church of Scotland overseeing a fund of around £0.5bn and 6,000 members.  I hope to bring some of these risk management skills to the Trust.

I’m now back as a season ticket holder and a regular at Albion games.  You can come and find me at seat F39

Steve Kaney

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Board Member

daveking

Hi I am David King the Supporters’ Club Representative on the Trust Board, one of the co-opted positions and elected by the Supporters’ Club at our Annual General Meeting.

I have been an Albion fan for 46 years. My first game at Annfield was a week before my 8th birthday!

I am a Railway Signalman as well as a Trade Union activist with the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT) and it’s forerunner the National Union of Railwaymen (NUR).  I have held various positions within the Union such as Stirling Branch Secretary and representing the workforce across Scotland.

Therefore, my fellow Supporters have entrusted me to represent them which I shall do to the best of my abilities.

My seat number is K4 should you wish to speak to me or I can be found in the Supporters’ Bar prior to or after most home games

johnsanz

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

John Sanz

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Board Member

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Born in Stirling, Ross was brought up by his late grandfather to be a Stirling Albion fan. But on the 4th April 1987 for a game against St Johnstone at Annfield, he graduated to becoming a supporter.

His first job was selling programmes at Annfield and he continued to do so at Forthbank until his second year at University (also in Stirling). When Ross left the area to pursue his career in England, he still continued to follow the Albion diligently. On joining the Trust Board Ross said, “Education establishments, friends, jobs and even family have passed through my life. My beloved Stirling Albion has always been a constant. I’ve travelled the length and breadth of the country and even rearranged work trips abroad to make sure I could attend important games. As the pandemic has made us find new ways of doing things remotely, I thought I’d use the opportunity to be able to do my part for the club and contribute as best I can to the Trust.”

Ross hopes one day to return to Stirling and again spend his Saturdays following the team.

Ross Hutchinson

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Board Member

stevesmith

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.

Steve Smith

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Secretary