Carlisle announced as new PFA chairman
Burnley defender and Kick It Out ambassador Clarke Carlisle has been announced as PFA chairman at the union’s AGM in Manchester this week.
Clarke takes over from another Kick It Out advocate, Leicester City first team coach, Chris Powell, who stepped down from the post after five years at the helm.
“It’s an honour to be bestowed such a position”, said Clarke, who went on to thank Chris for the knowledge which has helped him understand some of the requirements the role will require.”
In his parting speech, Chris told the AGM: “It has been an incredible honour to be PFA chairman over the last five years, and I am delighted to be handing over the reigns to a man who I know will be a worthy chairman.
“Being your chairman for the last five years has really opened my eyes to the magnificent work that is done behind the scenes for our members, past and present.
“I have seen the mechanics of the PFA first hand, and it has been an honour to serve as chairman”, added Chris, who will maintain his link with the organisation as a PFA Trustee.
Clarke said: “I am proud to have been appointed chairman of what is a fantastic union backed by an incredible work force.”