New stadium manager for Doncaster Rovers FC
Doncaster Rovers Football Club have strengthened their management team by appointing John Sherburn as the new Stadium Manager at the Keepmoat Stadium.
John, aged 51, has joined Rovers from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council where he was previously Head of Leisure and Culture.
He said: “I am very excited to have been appointed as Stadium Manager and I am looking forward to the new challenges the role will bring.
“During my time at the council I held a number of roles including Leisure Services Manager and general manager of Dearne Valley Leisure Trust and worked closely with Rovers Chief Executive Gavin Baldwin so I have a breadth of experience of the leisure sector.
“My new role will be very hands on and it is great to be coming back to my roots. As Stadium Manager I will be responsible for overseeing a number of areas within the Keepmoat including matchday, health and safety, maintenance, cleaning, stewards, security, the soccer centre as well as looking after special events and securing new business for the venue.
“One of my key aims is to ensure that the stadium runs like clockwork every day of the week. We are a 7 days a week venue and I want the Keepmoat to be a venue that the people of Doncaster are very proud of.
“The Keepmoat Stadium is very much at the heart of the local community and every event we host is equally important. From the Rovers, Dons and Belles games to community bookings – the preparation for every event will be thorough and uniform.
“Within my role I will be working alongside Julie Nichol, who has a new defined role as Facilities Manager at the Keepmoat.
“The club recently celebrated the first anniversary of ownership of the Keepmoat and they have experienced an excellent first year and I very hopeful that I will be able to contribute to the on-going success.”
Gavin Baldwin, Chief Executive of Doncaster Rovers FC, said: “We are delighted to welcome John to the team at the Keepmoat Stadium.
“Having previously worked with John I know how thorough and experience he is and I am very confident that the stadium will continue to go from strength to strength under John’s leadership.
“We are continually looking to improve the Keepmoat experience and to attract more people and events to the stadium both on match days and all days of the week. Ultimately this will enhance our work in the community and increase profits which can only assist the Rovers performance on the pitch.
“I wish him all the best in his new role and I am sure that he will be a great addition to our management team.”