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SWIFTS LOSE MAC
Swifts' General Manager and longest serving secretary John McDonald passed away yesterday after a long illness. Mac, 69, had given 50 years to Stourport Swifts, and was the driving force behind the Club's progress.
Mac was honoured last year by the Football Association for 50 years' service to football at a dinner hosted by the Worcestershire Football Association.
Our thoughts are with his wife Sylvia, and their three children, Susie, Andrew and Laura.
The funeral will take place on Thursday 3rd November, 3pm at Wyre Forest Crematorium and afterwards at Stourport Swifts FC. All donations to the Anthony Nolan Trust c/o B Ince Funeral Directors or visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Parkers29
SWIFTS GET TWO HOME DRAWS
Stourport Swifts have been drawn at home to Alvechurch in the Worcestershire Senior Urn. The match will be on Tuesday 25th October, kick off 7.45 pm.
In the second round of the Polymac Packaging League Cup, Swifts have a home tie against Highgate United, to be played on Tuesday 1st November, kick off 7.45pm
HARRIERS AND SWIFTS ANNOUNCE LINK UP
Kidderminster Harriers and Stourport Swifts are thrilled to be working closely together during the course of the season to help continue player development and strengthen links between the two clubs.
A number of Harriers young players are due to spend time with the Swifts during the coming months to gain first team match experience with the Midland Premier League side. Dan Sweeney is already part way through an initial one month spell at Walshes Meadow and netted his first goal for the club in the recent win over Tividale.
Striker George Taylor is also set to move to Stourport ahead of this weekend.
Harriers chairman Colin Gordon commented: "With no Reserve side, we have been looking for some time to find a means of giving some of our most promising players experience in a competitive environment. Some of our young, contracted players, as well as players making real progress with our Academy, will really benefit from this, and it's great for us to know that they are being taken care of at Stourport, where the set up is really good"
Swifts chairman Pip Hanson added: "This is a fantastic opportunity for Stourport Swifts to increase the strength of our first team squad, and for the Harriers to give some of their promising youngsters some first team action in a competitive league"
SWIFTS ANNOUNCE NEW CHAIRMAN
Stourport Swifts elected Pip Hanson as their new Chairman at the Annual General Meeting on Friday 9th September.
Hanson was unanimously voted in on the night to replace Chris Reynolds, who sadly passed away in July. Chris's eldest son Paul, was also voted on to the Committee
Hanson, 53, is married with 4 boys, and lives in West Hagley. He is Managing Director of PSI Marketing in Stourbridge.
Pip was one of the four newcomers to the Swifts committee a year ago, and hopes to continue the Club's progress over the next few years. He will continue also in his position as Treasurer.
"We have a young and talented squad, and are looking to improve further on the field, and increase our income off it" said Hanson.
Pip's two eldest sons, Jim and Matt, have both played for the Swifts over the past year, with third eldest Joe, now 18 and looking to stake a claim.
STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials
President : Roy Crowe
Secretary: Graham Haighway
Commercial Manager: Nigel Wager
Committee Members: Ian Sword, Margaret Sword, Laura McDonald, Brian Hewitt, Tony Lavery, Paul Reynolds, Ian Johnson
Life Members: Roy Crowe, John McDonald,Ian Sword
1st Team Manager : Mark Phillips
Assistant Manager: John Dowdeswell
Sunday Team Manager: Ian Johnson