Community Club Development Officer
In March 2000 I was involved with the vision, for the fantastic facility we have today at Albyn Park along with others on the newly formed BUSC committee. I was president of Broxburn Colts the largest youth group in the community. In 2010 when BUSC open the doors to the community, I was privileged to be employed by BUSC as Community Club Development Manager a position I hold today.
The picture of community life in 2010 in comparison to today is a picture of massive change. The proud moments I hold are, hosting of the Broxburn Children’s Gala each year, Commonwealth Games torch procession coming to Albyn Park in 2014, hosting international matches and hosting teams from various other countries. The largest development is the impact on young people, many of whom have led the fantastic opportunities that we have provided for the community.
Alive & Kickin Co-ordinator & Business Development Officer
I graduated from University with a BSc in Sports Development and have put this to good use ever since. I spent 18 years working with Livingston FC, most of these year as the Community Manager. During my time there, I worked under four Chairmen and a massive 22 Managers. I joined BUSC as the Alive & Kickin Co-ordinator in October 2014, with a passion for giving people the opportunity to participate in activities as they become older. There after I have also taken up the post of Business Development Officer, with the aim to help BUSC become self-sustainable in the next 5 years.
Following the initial meeting chaired by West Lothian Council in 1999 I joined the steering group formed by representatives of the founding clubs. I was one of three delegates of Strathbrock Juveniles U21 Football Club. Strathbrock Juveniles folded in 2006 and I joined the committee of Broxburn Athletic Juniors. I then represented Broxburn Athletic on the steering group.
On formation of a committee to represent Broxburn United Sports Club I was elected Vice Chairman and became Chairman in 2009 on the resignation of Gordon Kain. I have held this position within the club since and it has been my pleasure and privilege to have been involved with a project that has had an impact on the lives of so many people in Broxburn and surrounding area.
I have been involved in football within the local area as both a player and committee member for over 54 unbroken years. I played at school, youth, secondary juvenile & welfare levels before becoming a founder committee member of Strathbrock Juveniles before moving to Broxburn Athletic FC in 2000 where I hold the position of treasurer.
I am also secretary of Broxburn United Sports Club since its conception in 1999 and formation in 2003. Over this period the club has seen a huge increase in both player & team participation resulting from the development of our new £2.7M facility and the relocation of Broxburn Amateur Boxing Club to Albyn Park.
Prior to retiring in 2011, I worked for 32 years with a Japanese multi national semiconductor company as Northern European Sales Manager.
With nearly 30 years in business, I have worked with some major US computer companies across Europe, Japan and USA while for the past 6 years working with a French Payment Services Company as a Senior Project Manager across UK & Europe.
I have been part of Broxburn Colts for over 10 years and currently involved with the U17 United team who last year won the South East Regional Cup for the first time for Broxburn for over 5 years.
In parallel to the above I have also been part of BUSC for the past 4 years touching multiple business areas namely business development/social enterprise, driving business & Financial process as we strive towards longer term self-sustainability whilst managing BUSC as a business.
I joined the club 6 years ago when my son, Lewis, started playing for Broxburn Athletic Colts. I have been a trustee on the BUSC board since November 2014 responsible for the Business Development area. I also hold the position of Childrens Secretary for Broxburn Athletic Colts.
I am 55 years old and have been with BUSC for 15 years, and part of Broxburn Athletic since 1980. I am proud to be a life member of S.J.F.A, and East Region of the SJFA. I am a past President of Fife and Lothians and currently stand as the Vice President of the East Region. I am a delegate for Junior Football at SFA South Region.
I am a small business owner which I have done for over 11 years. I was previously a Mechanical Engineer for a petrochemical company.
I have been involved with Broxburn Colts for 11 years & BUSC since its inception. I currently help to coach the Boys under 19 team & the girls under 13 team.