Three new Board members Dec 2022

Trio appointed to Suffolk FA Board

SUFFOLK FA have appointed three new Trustees.

SUFFOLK FA have appointed three new Trustees.

Kirsty Clarke, Eddie May and Robert Peace have all been appointed in accordance with the Articles of Association.


Kirsty Clarke

Kirsty was previously a member of the Suffolk FA Board 2018-2019.

She is currently Director of Innovation and Business Development at Activity Alliance, having previously worked as Director of Sport for Stonewall, National Development Director at Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby and Senior Manager at Sport England.

Kirsty has an expert understanding of driving EDI considerations, programmes and policies across sport.


Eddie May

Eddie works as an independent marketing and communications consultant, specialising in sport. He helps brands, rights holders and sponsors in sport to understand their audience and develop a strategy for engaging them.

His current and recent clients include CIMSPA, New Balance Football, The Youth Sport Trust, Laureus and Levi’s.

Eddie’s previous roles include Managing Director of The Playbook, a leading communications agency specialising in sport, and Marketing & Communications Manager with Umbro.

Eddie, who has previously worked with The FA, the EFL and Sport England is also a Level 1 football coach.

Robert Peace

Robert is a former County Welfare Officer at Suffolk FA. He is currently Operations & Academy Director at Needham Market FC as well as being the club’s Youth & Female Chair.

He headed up the planning, funding and operation of the state-of-the-art 3G artificial grass pitch at the club, raising over £750,000 in funding.

He is also Chair of Suffolk County Schools’ FA and South East England Schools’ FA and a Level 3 (UEFA B) qualified football coach.

Kirsty, Eddie and Robert effectively replace Amy Grantham and Kit Morrison, who both joined the Board as Non-Executive Directors in March 2020 and have recently resigned.

Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal said: “Amy and Kit have been fantastic Directors and latterly Trustees of Suffolk FA and we’re sad both had to step away for personal reasons, but appreciative of their significant contribution during such a difficult period.

We are delighted to have been able to appoint new Trustees who have values, qualities, and expertise to complement the existing Trustees as well as further supporting the operations of the organisation.”

Pictured above (left to right) are Eddie May, Robert Peace and Kirsty Clarke.

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