Clubman Nigel steps down

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Garstang FC physiotherapist Nigel Pallett has stepped down from the role after three seasons with the club.

Club bosses are now looking to recruit a new first team physio after Nigel offered his resignation due to his full-time work commitments.

Volunteer Nigel was awarded clubman of the year for his work and manager Iain Swan said he had been a ‘vital part of the team.’

Nigel said it had been a difficult decision but other commitments meant he could no longer spare the time for Saturday fixtures.

He said: “This is a sad decision for me as I have really enjoyed my three seasons at Garstang FC but my referrals, boat work and Nordic walking have all taken off and I can no longer spare the time.

“From a work point of view I was returning to the area with very few contacts. Being involved at the club meant I met loads of new people and from that have been able to build my business but ironically that success means I have to step down.

“On the football side the first season was brilliant even though we got relegated. I spent a lot of time that year with the very successful youth team run by Ports (Dave Porter) and Alec (Curwen) and have great memories of that. Swanny (First team manager Iain Swan) was also a pleasure to work with and I had some good banter with the players.”

Manager Iain Swan said: “We are sorry to lose Nigel but fully understand his reasons and wish him all the best for the future. He knows he will always receive a warm welcome any time he visits The Riverside.

“It would be great if someone was able to replace him as soon as possible as these days a physio is a vital part of the team.”

A club spokesman said: “Nigel has done a great job for us and we thank him most sincerely for all his hard work. He is the current Clubman of the Year as recognition of his work particularly assisting young Dan Hall when he broke his leg.”

If you would like to apply for this volunteer role contact commercial manager, Les Taylor, on 07979 235217