MORE than 30 years after he first held the post, Harry Twamley is back as chairman of Curzon Ashton.
Harry, who will admit only to being in his early seventies, has been with the National League North club since it was formed in 1963, and has served it in many roles including secretary and chief executive.
He takes over from his namesake, Harry Galloway, who is standing down. Natalie Atkinson, sister of footballer Simon Woodford, is the new chief executive and will run the business side of the club.
Harry Galloway, who held the post of chairman for around 20 years, took over as Curzon began a slide that took them from the NPL first division north into the second division of the North West Counties League. Under his tenure the club has climbed back up the pyramid to become arguably the top non-league club in Greater Manchester.
“The whole restructure has taken place because it allows us to bring in Natalie who we feel to be a massive addition to the club. We’re confident she will help us to make more progress,” said Harry Twamley.
“Harry Galloway is very busy at the moment with his own business. Possibly he feels that it’s the right time for a change, too, but he won’t be leaving us. He’s staying on as a board member and he’ll still be at every game.”