Livingston FC is pleased to unveil our brand new fans support team.
After opening applications for the roles of Supporter Liaison Officer and Disability Access Officer at the start of May, the club was inundated with responses with lots of people showing a keen interest to get involved with the roles and help support the club.
Following a thorough analysis of CV’s and interview process, we’re delighted to welcome David MacLennan, Danielle Bennett and Colin Williamson to the club, forming our new fans support team.
David and Danielle will both carry out the role of Supporter Liaison Officer whilst Colin will be our Disability Access Officer.
David has been a season ticket holder since the club moved here in 1995 and recently retired early as a Senior Associate Director with Jacobs (a company known to the club as partner to ‘One Million Lives’) having enjoyed a career from an apprentice right through to establishing and running Engineering Business Units.
Danielle has been a football coach since the age of 15, working with young children, high school pupils and adults across a number of schools and clubs such as Murieston United, James Young High School, St Andrews Primary, Taringa Rovers in Australia, Blackburn United Ladies and Livingston Women.
Her current tole with the ladies team see her helping the other coaching staff, bringing in team sponsors and acting as a player liaison for any issues the women have on and off the pitch.
Colin voluntarily works with various educators in providing different ways of engaging with students who have personal challenges, such as Dyslexia & Autism, by helping them find their inner voice and build their confidence.
Colin is also a member of a variety of groups such as; Autism Strategy Group, Craigshill Good Neighbour Network, Disability West Lothian amongst others as well as being dyslexic and suffering from late diagnosis of high functioning autism himself. He also has his own website that you can check out here – http://scotvox.com
David and Danielle will both be available on SLO@livingstonfc.co.uk
Colin will be available on DAO@livingstonfc.co.uk
Club Secretary Derek White said: “I’m absolutely delighted that David, Danielle & Colin have accepted these roles. They all stood out during the recruitment process for a variety of reasons and they all bring a different skillset to the table which made them the perfect candidates for the roles.
“This is another important step forward for the club in the off-field department and hopefully gives Livingston fans the platform to ensure their voices are heard across the club.”
David MacLennan (SLO) said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity of taking on the role of Supporter Liaison Officer at Livingston Football Club and I believe that my previous experience will lend itself well in the role.
“I am excited to be representing both the club and the Livi fans and look forward to the interaction with the supporters and being their impartial voice at the club.”
Danielle Bennett (SLO) said: “I’m delighted to be appointed in this role and I know I have some big shoes to fill but with such a great team behind the scenes, I’m confident the outcome will be nothing but a successful one.”
Colin Williamson (DAO) said: “The reason I applied for the volunteer post of Disability Access Officer at Livingston Football Club is because I want to make a positive difference for supporters with a disability by acting as an effective voice through my role as DAO. I hope to do this by increasing awareness and acceptance of disabilities and I hope to enhance the experience of all our fans who have a disability. I myself know from experience of living with hidden disabilities how challenging the barriers both seen and unseen can be and I want to break those down in as positive a way as I can.”
Welcome to the club, guys!