Cork City FC are pleased to announce that Joseph McSweeney has taken on the role of Supporter Liaison Officer with the club.
The role of Supporter Liaison Officer was brought in as an FAI Licensing requirement in 2011, and is also a UEFA requirement.
The SLO’s key function is to ensure that the comfort, health and safety of all supporters is a primary concern of the club at all times as well as the maintenance of the communication between supporters group(s), club(s) and all football associations.
The role is designed to facilitate and encourage regular contact and communication between the club and its supporters, and help to foster this relationship. The SLO should also be considered an intermediary in disputes between any supporters group and other stakeholders. For more information on the role, see a full breakdown of the SLO guidelines here.
Cork City Chairman Mick Ring said: “Although we are a supporter-owned club, the role of the Supporter Liaison Officer is an important one. Joseph is available to speak with supporters about any concerns, ideas or suggestions they may have. As someone who has been a familiar face at Turner’s Cross for many years, he is well known to many supporters and I know that he will bring much energy and enthusiasm to the role.”
Speaking to CorkCityFC.ie, Joseph said: “I feel privileged to be taking on this role – it’s important that Cork City reaches out to supporters and works with them to improve not only Cork City Football Club but also the sporting and social landscape of Cork. I look forward to working with all supporters and groups over the coming months and years – and I’m happy to hear from any City fan who has feedback on any aspect of the club.”
Joseph can be contacted at email@example.com.