Stamford AFC are delighted to announce they have appointed a new director.
Chris Rivett has accepted an invitation to join the club's board of directors. Chris is the managing director of Northampton-based sports media company, Final Third Sports Media, and worked for Northampton Town and Luton Town prior to setting up the business in 2005.
In seven-and-a-half-years since leaving the Hatters, Chris has established an award winning company with clients all over the world and they have just opened up an office in New South Wales in Australia. Chris will bring expertise in a variety of areas, beyond just his specialist areas of media and marketing.
Director John Burrows explained: "At the start of the close season we sat down as a board and discussed what we felt we needed as a group to be able to move the club forward. We were very conscious of the potential development of a new stadium and were keen to evaluate what would be required to support a bigger football club, when the move to the new stadium happened. We were also concerned whether or not we had handled some very public events at the time in the best way.
"We felt one area that we needed to improve on was the relationship we have with the media, and the way in which we worked in partnership with them. We highlighted the importance of proactive interaction with our supporters.
"It was at this stage that Final Third Sports Media were recommended to us and as that relationship has evolved, the opportunity arose for Chris to add his invaluable expertise in the boardroom.
"Chris has been behind a number of initiatives, most of which we are still to reveal, and we are very pleased he has accepted our invitation so we can continue to benefit from his knowledge and contacts in the game. He will have an important role to play at the club as we work together to bring success to the Daniels on and off the field.
"We hope Chris will be able to join us for the Rotherham United match, where we reveal our new playing kit, and where supporters will be able to meet him. That is, however, subject to his work commitments because he is currently away covering the London 2012 games for the Olympics' official news service."