MALCOLM WOOD, INDEPENDENT CHAIRMAN:
Major General (Retired) Malcolm Wood became a commissioned officer in the Army in 1973. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, a resident of Tetbury, Gloucestershire and is prepared to admit to being a supporter of Burnley FC and Lancashire CCC.read more
During his 37 years in the Army he commanded a Company, a Battalion and a Brigade. The Brigade was based in Aldershot. He also served in Germany, the Gulf Region and Bosnia. As a Major General, from 2003 to 2008, he was the Director General of the Joint Supply Chain, for the Army, Navy and Air Force; responsible for supplying those deployed on operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan and for the provision of spare parts, transport, ammunition, food, fuel, mail, clothing, medical supplies and equipment disposals for the Ministry of Defence. In this role, he employed a staff of approximately 6,000 uniformed and Civil Service personnel. He was a member of the Army Football Association Executive Committee for 14 years and was Chairman of Army Football (whose offices are in Aldershot) for 5 years.
Having retired from the Army in 2008, he chose to pursue a range of activities, including both consultancy services and work within the charitable sector. Having met some of the people involved with the leadership of The Football League Trust, which is responsible for the oversight of the Community Programmes of all Football League Clubs, he was asked to assist with the re-integration of Aldershot’s successful Community Scheme into The Football League structure. Subsequently, in late 2008, he was invited by the Club to become The Independent Chairman of the Aldershot Football Club Community Scheme and then the Chairman of Trustees of The Community Trust, when charitable status was achieved in 2009.
Simon is a lifelong supporter of the Shots and is well known around the club for the many years loyal service he has devoted to them in the form of both director and club solicitor.read more
His duties when director of the club included acting as the main link between the then Football in the Community Scheme and the Aldershot Town FC board of directors. Subsequently Simon’s support of the scheme has been instrumental in the achievement of charitable status as he has supervised the formation of the scheme in to a company limited by guarantee and there after its incorporation as a registered charity and hence acts as both Director and Trustee.
Simon is also a trustee of the Hampshire and IOW Grand Masonic Charity which provides funds for non-masonic charitable organisations.
Paul came to the area in 1991 when his then employer (The Post Office) ‘relocated’ its IT HQ to Farnborough. Settling in Fleet, Aldershot FC became the local Football League club to support.read more
Paul has been a football Referee for many years and is still active to this day both officiating and assessing. Indeed Paul has officiated at The Recreation Ground on a number of occasions.
Paul has also served the local community in Fleet both as a district councillor and now as a Fleet Town Councillor. It is in this latter role that Paul came into contact with Aldershot Town FC’s Football In The Community Trust. Fleet Town Council has partnered with ATFC FITC to deliver holiday and weekly schemes in it’s local parks with a good deal of success.
Paul now works for CSC based in Aldershot and is responsible for a team of project managers. Paul is keen to bring his experience in the project management field and his work in the local community to support, encourage and enhance the Trust’s aims and presence in the area.
David works for Hart district council as the Community Safety Team Leader, whose aim is to tackle crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour.read more
He has worked in partnership with the Aldershot Community Trust for many years and has been instrumental in the success of many of the Trusts activities including ‘Soccer at Six’. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, cycling and generally being outdoors!
Michael was born and bred in Aldershot and is the son of former Chairman, the extremely popular John McGinty. His earliest memories of football were of his Dad taking him to watch football at the Rec in the early 1970’s.read more
This was the beginning of the McGinty family’s long association with firstly Aldershot FC and for the eventual rebirth as Aldershot Town FC. Michael is immensely proud of the clubs achievements and hopes to be able to continue to contribute towards the ‘Rising Phoenix’s’ success. He is married with a teenage son and daughter lives in Dorking, Surrey.