Three former players and Life members have become the first three appointees to the newly created post of Club Ambassadors. Eric Bowyer, Alan Fraser and George Dunlop have accepted the club's invitation to take on the role in representing the club in an official capacity.
Several leading cross channel clubs include former stalwart players in an ambassadorial role and in appointing three highly experienced former players who gave this club exceptional service, Linfield is mirroring the example that has been set elsewhere.
Linfield chairman Roy McGivern was delighted to announce the appointments
“The board of directors have been keen to benefit from the vast experience of some of our senior former players in an ambassadorial capacity and I’m delighted that Eric, Alan and George have readily accepted the club’s invitation to become the first to take on the title of official club ambassadors.
They represented this club with distinction on the pitch over many years and I’ve no doubt that they will continue to represent the club, off the pitch, to their usual high standards. In fact, they’ve probably been fulfilling the ambassadorial role at the club in an informal capacity for several years, so this is formalising what in essence has been evolving naturally in recent times.”
Accepting the role and speaking on behalf of his two colleagues, Alan Fraser commented
“Eric, George and I have all been delighted to accept the offer to become the first three ambassadors representing Linfield FC in whatever capacity the club sees fit. We were proud to represent the club in our playing careers and we are similarly proud to carry out whatever roles the club wants us to fulfil to help progress matters off the pitch.
While we are naturally keen to look after the well being of former players, we are grateful for the opportunity to help Linfield FC in any way that we can.”