Lieutenant Colonel Alex Atherton RLC has been the Vice-Chair of Royal Logistic Corps Association Football for over 5 years. As a player, he played at regimental level from 1998 and has also represented the Army Crusaders Football Club.
Upon confirmation of his appointment he said, “I am absolutely delighted at being appointed as the Trustee of Army Men’s Representative and (Massey) Corps Football and I am incredibly grateful to the Chairman of the Army Football Association, Brigadier N Stokoe OBE for providing me with this opportunity. I can’t wait to get started on this new and exciting journey as an Ambassador for Army Football and I look forward to playing my small part in promoting, developing and delivering the very best for The Soldiers Game”.
He will be replacing Brigadier Niall Stokoe OBE who was appointed the new Chairman last month.
Confirming the new appointment our Vice Chairman, Colonel Colin Francis said,
“I am delighted to welcome ‘Athers’ to the Army FA Board. His selection as the Trustee responsible for the Men’s representative sides and the Massey League will allow him to bring his significant experience, as a player, coach and leader of the beautiful game, to the fore. The success of the RLC Football Association, both male and female, at all levels, owes much to his passion, energy and commitment and I am sure he will continue to develop The Soldiers Game with the same tenacity as he has displayed throughout his footballing career.”