Grimsby Town Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Adie Merrikin to the role of Grimsby Town Supporters Liaison Officer (SLO).
Following feedback at the recent Fans Forum, the Club has decided to move quickly and appoint its own dedicated employee to improve the Matchday Experience of supporters and concentrate on building on the success of Saturday’s #GTFCUnityDay event.
It is clear that we need to do more to engage with our fans at Blundell Park and better promote the work the Football Club does within the community.
Adie will operate out of Blundell Park on behalf of the Grimsby Town Sports & Education Trust, this will provide him with daily access to the leadership, the Board of Directors and Management of Grimsby Town Football Club and its supporters.
This newly created post will act as a bridge between the Football Club, The Mariners Trust, the Football Supporters Federation and the Club’s various key stakeholder groups.
Working closely with Mariners Trust Supporters Liaison Officer, Kristine Green, Adie will work on improving the matchday experience of supporters and building on the achievement of Saturday’s #UnityDay.
Kristine said, “I’m looking forward to working with Adie to further improve the matchday experience for supporters at the Club, and will continue to work closely with Adie whilst representing the club on the Football Supporters Federation National Council and as the Mariners Trust SLO.”
Adie has specifically been asked to liaise with the Mariners Trust and improve communication between our supporters and the club with a view to GTFC providing an improved matchday experience at Blundell Park.
Adie is currently the Disability, Inclusion and Equality Officer for the club, therefore this should be a seamless transition for him with a strong network of contacts at the club and in our local community.
Upon appointment to the role, Adie said, “As a lifelong Mariners fan, I’m delighted to be appointed to this role. My first job is going to be speaking to as many fans as I can and understanding how we can improve the matchday experience for supporters.”
Adie will provide a regular newsletter for our supporters as well as a ‘question corner’ for queries that they may have with regards to any issues that they might encounter whilst visiting the stadium. Adie will be committed to communicating with and updating fans on the progress of improving the matchday experience at Blundell Park.
He will be based in the Main Stand on Match Days, so don’t be frightened to say hello.