DARRYN Marsh is leaving Suffolk FA at the end of this month after six years.
The 34-year-old joined in July 2015, replacing part-time Welfare Officer Jim Hill in an extended role.
This included Representative Football, the Whole Game System, Welfare, Safeguarding and Criminal Record Checks.
He was subsequently appointed as Football Services Manager in May 2017, and also took on the role of Designated Safeguarding Officer.
During his time at Suffolk FA, Darryn (pictured above) has completed a six-year degree in Business Management for Football and Sport.
Darryn, who was born in Southend and attended Philip Morant School in Colchester, is moving back to Essex to work as a Business Development Consultant.
He said: “I would like to thank the Suffolk FA and the football community for the wonderful memories and experience over the past six years.
“I have worked with some truly amazing and inspiring people both inside and outside the organisation. I will truly miss some of the great volunteers involved in local football.
“I feel, however, that it is the correct time for myself to seek a new opportunity outside of football and take on other personal projects. One key reflection from myself is that no matter if you are a player, volunteer off the pitch, referee or spectator is that everyone continues to show passion and the right spirit for the game but remembers ultimately, to enjoy your time within the game and to smile!”
Richard Neal, Suffolk FA CEO, said: “Darryn has been a fantastic member of the Suffolk FA team, and we’re very sad he’ll be leaving us at the end of the month.
“As lead for Safeguarding and Discipline, Darryn has led vital areas of the organisation. In particular his work to ensure Suffolk FA achieve and maintain the Safeguarding Operating Standards for County FAs has been exceptional.
“We will be taking this time to the end of the calendar year to consider the best way to replace the role(s) Darryn will vacate. In the meantime, Safeguarding matters can still come through to email@example.com or 01449 616606 (option 2), and matters for Football Services can still be submitted via Phil and Melissa, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01449 616606 (option 1).
“Darryn leaves with our gratitude, friendship and best wishes.”