Future is bright for Whitton

LOCAL SOCCER: Alan Gorham, chief executive of the Metaltec SIL, is to have some of his duties transferred.The league is today advertising for a fixtures and referee co-ordinator to start work next summer.

By Elvin King

LOCAL SOCCER

ALAN Gorham, chief executive of the Metaltec SIL, is to have some of his duties transferred.

The league is today advertising for a fixtures and referee co-ordinator to start work next summer.

This is a task currently handled by Gorham, who is also handing over new player registration duties to league treasurer Mary Woodley.

"At my age I should be thinning down," said Gorham today. "With younger enthusiasm in the more routine jobs I am sure the league will gain. The moves will put me in a position where I will be of greatest value to the SIL."

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Gorham has served the biggest Suffolk football league so well since he first became secretary/treasurer in 1974. He is one of the best servants the league has had in its 107-year history.

His predecessor as secretary, the late George Scopes, was in the post from 1936 until 1974.

The league is looking to appoint a fixtures and referee co-ordinator on a three-year appointment with an average of eight to ten hours work every week over the season.

The post carries a 'reasonable' honorarium paid in four equal parts per annum. The candidate will need to have a certain knowledge of local football and work as a member of the SIL administration team.

Applications should be made in writing to Alan Gorham, 179 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich IP4 5DA.

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