Firstly I would like to thank everyone who voted me into this role and I will do my very best for the over 65's which includes me. I am 68 years of age and have always supported City. My Dad took me to my first game at Maine Road when I was 10 years of age, Dec 10th 1964 v Portsmouth we won 2-0 goals by Derek Kevan and Jimmy Murray.
I went to Vienna at 15 years of age, my first time out of the country or on a plane but was not going to miss this, my late Dad had promised this after watching the "noisy neighbours" in 68. I was at Maine Road when the smallest league crowd was recorded, I saw Mike Summerbee play for Swindon Town. My Dad and Grandad were at Maine Road in 1934 when 84.5 thousand saw City beat Stoke in an FA Cup final, still the biggest crowd outside Wembley! Really irks me when I hear people say we have no history!! I have held a season card since they first came out for an area other than the main stand which was the KIPPAX back in 1974.
My biggest regret was that I never saw Bert Trautmann play, but as a youngster I met Ernie Toseland (1930's) many times as he ran my Dad's favourite off licence in Chorlton cum Hardy.
I was born in the centre of Manchester when St Marys was cited opposite the Palace Theatre, so am a proud Manc and an even prouder Blue Manc.
I have never been afraid to speak my mind and stand up for what is right, over the years I have sat on many committees so have no fear in that environment. I would like to thank my predecessor in the role, Patricia, for all she has done and like her "City Matters" is really important to me and I will also take my responsibilities very seriously indeed. "