The Wexford Supporters Trust have announced that an EGM has approved the appointment of Tony Doyle as CEO of Wexford FC with immediate effect. A successful local businessman, Tony will now oversee a unified approach to football amongst all stakehol
The Wexford Supporters Trust have announced that an EGM has approved the appointment of Tony Doyle as CEO of Wexford FC with immediate effect.
A successful local businessman, Tony will now oversee a unified approach to football amongst all stakeholders in Wexford, the stabilisation of Wexford FC’s finances, a new shareholding offering and an agreement with the Wexford League & the FAI on the use and the future of Ferrycarrig Park. The work will continue aimed at fostering closer relationships between Wexford FC and Wexford Youths Women FC.
Harnessing the positives of the Supporter’s Trust membership model first introduced in 2017, this move is seen as progressive and necessary for the future of football in Wexford.
Tony hopes to lead a shareholding offering open to every football club in the county as well as individuals and businesses as an extended ownership model takes shape.
“I am delighted that the EGM of the Wexford Supporters Trust has voted in favour of the proposals to move our club forward and give Wexford a club and a team to be proud of,” said Tony. “My sole intention throughout this process has been to offer a platform for progress to all of us in Wexford with football at heart. The county’s best players, women and men and girls and boys, deserve a set-up that offers them the very best opportunity to play and to support our game.
“This is a time now for unity and for ambition. I want to thank all those who have got us to where we are today but I also want to ensure that we all work together now, no matter what our previous or current allegiances, to do what is best for Wexford FC and Wexford Youths and for the future of the game at Ferrycarrig Park. I look forward to starting that work now and assure all interested that my door is now open to all who care about Wexford football.”
Speaking on behalf of the Wexford Supporters Trust, Ray Noonan stated: “This is an exciting time for Wexford but also football across the county. The Wexford Supporters Trust voted in favour of this move as we want to see the club progress but also continue its important community work which this club was built on.
"This move not only helps secure the future of the club but we can also look forward to planning further use and development of Ferrycarrig Park whilst also having closer ties to our Women's National League side Wexford Youths Women. It is an exciting time and myself as well as all members of the trust are looking forward to working with Tony in the future."
Speaking on behalf of Wexford Youths Women, Alan Browne said: "I'm delighted to welcome Tony Doyle as the new CEO of Wexford FC and we look forward to working with him on bringing the two sides of the club closer together for the benefit of football in Wexford.
"Wexford Youths Women have enjoyed tremendous successes over recent times with our European competition in the UEFA Women's Champions League and our FAI Women's Cup & Women's National League titles. We're a forward-thinking club and always looking to progress to the next level so with Tony's involvement potentially bringing closer ties between the two sides of the club, this could be the platform we need to do that."