We would like to respond to recent local press coverage in relation to Mr Geoffrey Broome and his involvement in local football teams in the Grimsby and District area during the 1980’s and 1990’s, particularly the potential association to Grimsby Town Football Club’s Youth Development Programme.
As new owners, words cannot begin to describe how saddened we are to learn that there is even an alleged association of this type with the club we all love. We offer our heartfelt sympathies to the victims and their families of any such historic abuse. Naturally, this runs contrary to all the values we are trying to bring to the club.
As with every modern professional football club, Grimsby Town Football Club has a dedicated Safeguarding Manager who plays a vital role in ensuring that abuse of any sort has no hiding place and we encourage any person who wishes to come forward to speak to the football club to do so.