Mike is joining us from Stalybridge Celtic Football Club, where he held a similar position since 2014.
During his time at Stalybridge Celtic, he was responsible for numerous projects including, walking football for the over 50s/60s, adult pan-disability football teams and after school football sessions at local primary schools.
Speaking on his appointment, Mike commented:
'I'm eager to get started and continue the fantastic work already done by Andy Cheshire, the trustees and the military veterans community officer, Isaac Keast, in continuing to raise the profile of Curzon Ashton Football Club, in and around Ashton and the surrounding areas.
'We are looking to further enhance our reputation as a good quality provider of community focused activities and initiatives for the benefit of everyone in the community, we truly will be looking to put something back into the community.'
Gemma Whittaker, Trustee:
'I know I speak on behalf of the whole board in saying a huge congratualtions and welcome to Mike Smith who, after a highly competitive recruitment process has been appointed as our new foundation manager.
'Mike brings with him years of experience in both community football and project managment and an enthusiastic and passionate approach to delivering much needed services.
'As a foundation we take pride in reducing inequalities and ensuring activities are accessible by all.
'We believe that Mike's contribution to existing projects and his plans for new services will stengthen our delivery and reach accross 2021.
'May I also take this opportunity in wishing former foundation manager Andy Cheshire all the very best in his new role.'
Gerald Crossley, Trustee at Stalybridge Celtic Foundation:
'During Mike's time at the foundation his positive attitude and commitment in undertaking his role and responsibilities has seen Stalybridge Celtic FC, being well represented in the community through his many projects.
'The trustees of Stalybridge Celtic Foundation thank Mike for his work in the community, but also his contribution to the football club during his time as its Community Development Officer, and wish him all the best on his new appointment.'