Supporters’ Club Committee 2023/2024
Chairman and Football Club Board Representative – Jordan McManus
“I’m a relative newcomer to Chelmsford City FC having first attended matches in 2016, but I have been a regular since.
With a background in project management, I am also involved in a number of local competitions across football, cricket and darts as a referee/umpire, committee member and competition organiser. I am also a Life Member at Essex Cricket.
I am honoured to have been elected as the Chairman of the Supporters’ Club and to be given the chance to serve our supporters so that we can have a greater input in to the future running of our club!”
Vice-Chairman, Fundraising & Commercial Officer and Football Club Board Representative – Richard Macey
“I began attending CCFC games regularly in 07/08 season. A career “lifer” at M&G Investments, my job focuses primarily on client-facing sales activity, which I am confident will assist me in contributing to a positive, vibrant future for the SC, building strong links with local businesses and community groups. I look forward to working with my SC Committee colleagues and the wider membership.”
Secretary – Clare Brewster
“Started watching City in 1994 when my dad decided to take my brother and I to watch a game for his birthday. We were regulars at NWS for the next few years and I continued to follow them from Maldon to Billericay and back to Chelmsford, as well as away games where possible. Met my husband supporting the club and half our wedding reception there, we’ve now added an extra two members of the claret army! Have also represented the women’s section of the club since 1995 and have amassed over 300 games for the senior teams!”
Football Club Board Representative – Richie Bethell
“I’ve been following CCFC, since being dragged to the opening game of the 99/00 season away to Fleet Town. An accountant by profession, looking forward to helping to Supporters’ Club, but also keen to assist Richard Macey in a fundraising capacity. I feel that this is the most important task for the Supporters’ Club in the short term future.”
Treasurer – Gary Foulger
“Brought my son to a match about 15 years ago to help him with a school project and was instantly hooked! Having left a long IT career in the city, I now work in Local Government, which finally gives me the opportunity to dedicate time to the Supporters’ Club. I’ll bring previous experience of being treasurer for Chelmsford Badminton Club and looking forward to working with the committee to bring about improvements for fans and club.”
Media Officer – James Sarfas
“Having first attended Chelmsford City in January 2006, at the age of eight, for our first game at Melbourne Park against Billericay, I sporadically attended games before becoming a regular in 2012, just in time to witness our FA Cup run in the 2012/13 season. Having worked in social media in football before and having published a book, I’m joining the media team to assist in the SC’s continued good work online.”
Away Travel Coordinator – David Cresswell
Dave has been with us for many years now and has previously been part of the Events & Fundraising team. This season Dave will be taking on the role of away day coordinator. He will be running the away day coaches.
Assistant Secretary – Jack McKechnie
“My first experience watching City was when fellow committee member Will Cresswell dragged me to a game against Weston-super-Mare and I have been hooked ever since. While I may not be able to attend as many games as I would like due to work commitments, I can’t wait to help the committee in any way I can to help deliver a successful Supporters’ Club.”
Supporters’ Club Match Day Operations – Andrew Palmer
“I have been watching City for many a year and have been a committee member for the past 8 years. My role is Supporters’ Club matchday operations.
I’ve been up and down the country supporting my hometown club and have made what I call mates for life and shared some amazing moments with the Claret Army. I’m proud to be a part of this amazing club and would do anything I could to help the club progress.”