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The Business Of Football

Posted: Tue 25 Sep 2012
Author: Mark Ridgway

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Only Too Pleased To Help.......

Whilst FC Halifax Town start to click on the field, the boardroom is still under maintenance as the search for a new Sales and Marketing Executive continues. 

Since Mark Briers left the club in August the role has been filled temporarily by Peter Stajic, the club Associate Director, whilst the applicants fly in. 

The board members are now preparing to take the next step and begin interviewing, and Stajic is hopeful of reaching a conclusion soon. 

He said: “We’ve received quite a lot of applicants and I believe there are one or two more on the way. 

“It will be up to David, Bobby and Stuart to interview candidates and let’s hope we get the right man for the job. 

“I’m enjoying it, it’s a great club to be around and the atmosphere is fantastic, from the chairman to the players, nothings too much for them.”

After failing to attract match sponsors for the first four homes games, a family from Japan stepped forward for Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Abbey Hey. 

They were treated to a meal, programme and the man of the match pick, showcasing what’s on offer to any potential sponsors.

“Unfortunately for the first four games we didn’t have any sponsors which is a big shame, because last season I had it all sponsored up more or less every game. 

“We have lost out but we are picking some stuff up now, so if there is anybody out there interested I hope they come and talk to me. 

“I’ll tailor a package to their needs and make it suit them, it’s a good day out, people like it and we need their support.”

Whilst the club search for a new employer Stajic has wasted no time tying up a number of deals himself, selling numerous ground boards as well as having a number of rods still in the fire. 

However, the main target is to sign up a kit sponsor for the away shirts, after the club have played two months of the season with a blank red strip. 

“Negotiations are still on going about the away shirt and we are trying out hardest.

“It’s been very frustrating and we’d have hoped to have it all sorted out by now, things haven’t gone to plan but we’re still trying between us all.”

So Stajic has stated that he will fill in where necessary, and it’s clear he can’t do enough for the club. 

“I’ve always been involved with the club. I’m just getting on with it, I enjoy being here, I love it to death. 

“I don’t get paid I do it for the love of the club and I’m only too pleased to help in any way I can. 

“I’ll always be here and if anybody wants to take over match days that’s better than me they can do, they just pick me because I’ve got a big gob.”