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Neil Midgley appointed to Cambridge City’s board of directors

Neil Midgley has been appointed to the Cambridge City board of directors. Picture: David Johnson (8911033)
Neil Midgley has been appointed to the Cambridge City board of directors. Picture: David Johnson (8911033)

Neil Midgley has been appointed a director of Cambridge City.

The former striker has been with the Lilywhites since October 2006, first as a player and then as part of the coaching team.

Last summer, he was made head of youth at City, and has now become a director.

“I am delighted that Neil has agreed to join the board ahead of what promises to be an exciting year,” said City chairman Kevin Satchell.

“Having had many years with the club he is well liked and respected by everyone associated with the club and beyond.

“He will be a fantastic asset as we focus on our move to our new home in Sawston, providing football input at the highest level of the club.”

Midgley initially joined City on loan, and scored on his debut against Sutton Coldfield in the FA Cup.

Having signed permanently, he went on to make 339 appearances, scoring 69 goals.

In the summer, Midgley, who is also assistant manager, joined the newly-formed equality and diversity group which was formed by fellow director Roger de ste Croix.

He has taken a lead role on the group, which is made up of players, coaches, supporters and officials.

“I joined Cambridge City as a player the year Milton Road was sold,” said Midgley.

“With the new stadium on the horizon it gives me immense pleasure to be invited onto the board of directors.

“I look forward to continuing my duties with the youth and first teams, as well working alongside the board to help transition the club into a new stadium within the community of Sawston.”

On the pitch, the Isthmian Football League has postponed all fixtures up to and including March 6 since there is no suggestion that the national lockdown will be lifted prior to said date.

The boards of the Trident Leagues – which is the Isthmian, Southern and Northern leagues – hold the view that the season should cease immediately and be declared null and void.

Clubs are now being asked for their views, with the leagues having sent out a survey to gauge opinion.

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