Sales manager appointed

Sales manager appointed

Robert Reed has been appointed as sales manager at South Shields FC.

A lifelong supporter of the club, Robert will be a well-known face to many regular match-goers at 1st Cloud Arena.

The newly-created role will see Robert lead on ticket sales, support Bob and Viv Scott’s successful running of the club shop and assist with sponsor engagement.

He said: “To be made an integral part of my football club is a huge honour.

“In this new role I hope to achieve further connections and relationships with the fans, as well as spread the word of SSFC to the wider community and reach out to as many people as possible.

“To me, football is all about having that family-type connection with others who support the same club as you, so I will do whatever I can to help make our family the biggest and best it can be.”

Robert worked in the retail sector for almost a decade and has fulfilled several management roles during his career to date.

In his spare time, he is also a nationally-renowned comedy magician and is ranked among the top 100 quizzers in Great Britain.

He now brings his considerable skillset to his hometown club as he becomes a key part of the off-pitch team.

South Shields FC director of business development and partnerships Jamie Williams said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Rob join the business development team at the club.

“As a club we are fully committed to continually improving what we do and I firmly believe that Rob will help us achieve this.

“Only 10 days into his new role, his enthusiasm and work ethic have been positively infectious.

“We are hugely confident that Rob will make a positive difference during his time at the club.”