Meet Our Trustees

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Darren Jenkinson (Chair)

Darren is a media trainer turned content marketer and is passionate about helping businesses grow and become more sustainable through the use of digital technology. Darren works with businesses to develop their online presence and learn how to use the power of the internet to improve their business. Darren has previously worked for charities across the North West and has a degree in Psychology. 

Darren has lived in Chorley for the last 13 years and has been a regular at Chorley FC’s home games since early 2018. Darren says “I’ve been a football fan all my life, but have never attended a game which has the sense of community that you find at Chorley FC games. When I was asked to join the Community Foundation, I didn’t hesitate. We have a fantastic resource here for the Chorley area, and the more people who use it the better”. 

Keith McIntosh (Vice-Chair)

Keith started watching Chorley FC in 1962 at the age of 10. In 1968 he was invited for a trial and trained alongside his local footballing here and Chorley legend, Eddie Birchall.

 

The majority of Keith’s career was in and around the Sports industry. Starting in Sports Retailing and Leisure Management, Keith moved in Safety and Environmental Management in Professional Football Clubs until his retirement in 2013. After some time away, Keith was invited back to Victory Park by his good friend and Chorley FC Life President Brian Pilkington. Keith has been a regular at the club since.  

 

Keith has held the position of Trustee with a number of local and national charities over the lat 20 years and looks forward to helping Chorley FC Community Foundation progress and developing into a highly respected Community Foundation. 

 
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Paul Clarkson

Paul is an accredited Psychotherapist and works for the NHS in Chorley as part of the Mindsmatter service. Paul facilitates the Mindsmatter Goal Difference men’s self-development course, held at Victory Park. Paul has an interest in how our mental health and well-being can be improved by exercise and involvement in community projects.

 

Paul has lived in Chorley all his life and has been a regular at home games since the launch of the goal difference course in 2012. Paul says “There is a family atmosphere and something special about the place. When I was asked to join the Community Foundation I jumped at the opportunity. Football and Sport in general is a really good way of engaging with the population to improve health and wellbeing”.

David Murgatroyd