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Junior Cod Army for Hilton

3 July 2012

Fleetwood Town would like to announce to the appointment of Matt Hilton to the backroom staff.

Fleetwood Town would like to announce to the appointment of Matt Hilton to the backroom staff. 

Matt will fill the newly created role of community and education director and is tasked with promoting healthy living through sport and education. The former Fleetwood Town player is no stranger to this type of position following his past career in education in Wyre and Fylde.  Hilton feels the npower League 2 club and the quality of Highbury Stadium will help him in his new role. “It’s about getter the club known wider than just the immediate locality. We want to market the club in terms of the facilities here and the excellent match day experience which is on offer at Highbury. “The name of Fleetwood Town has grown and there’s a buzz in the town and the wider area, and we can use that momentum to take us forward on and off the pitch.” One way Hilton will be taking the club forward is the new Junior Cod Army membership scheme. “This brand new scheme is very exciting and open to all under 12’s and provides free admission to all league games. Youngsters also receive a membership card, participation in player attended events and plenty more! “ Season tickets and Junior Cod Army memberships, allowing free entry to league games for under 12’s, can be found here. He also hopes his work will have community benefits, which again links in with his former role. Hilton added: “Since leaving school I’ve always been involved in sport and physical education, latterly in managing school sport, which has made a tremendous difference to people’s lives. “The club has role in the community in terms of providing messages around health and education, and working in tandem with other organisations to help people’s lives. “At a time when obesity levels are increasing, it’s about the importance of leading healthy lives through sport and physical activity.” He knows about Fleetwood Town too, having played at the club for a season 20 years ago. Hilton, who had previously been on Burnley’s books, recalled: “I had a season here under John Williams in the HFS Loans League, when I was fortunate enough to play with both Craig Madden and Steve Macauley (Town’s current assistant manager and first-team coach). I learned a lot from them and thoroughly enjoyed my brief time here. “The stadium looks slightly different now! It’s certainly a magnificent facility and one which will make a huge difference in bringing in new supporters and growing the fanbase in a very exciting season.”

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