Curzon Ashton have confirmed that Chief Executive Natalie Atkinson is set to leave the club.

The Chief Executive and National League Board member will take up a new position as CEO of National League North side Southport at the end of the month.

The Tameside club had this to say on their official website:

'During the last 18 months in post, Natalie has taken the club from strength to strength both on and off the field. After enjoying an incredible FA Cup run in the first few months, she went on to secure a number of grants to improve the facilities and programmes at the club.

With the support of the board, Natalie has secured a number of new sponsorship deals and partnerships at the club with, Active Tameside, Believe and Achieve Trust, Minuteman Press and our new shirt sponsor Bromleys Solicitors all coming on board in recent months.

The professionalism throughout the club reflects the hard work and time Natalie has dedicated over the last 18 months, from the development of the match day sponsorship and advertising packages, to the launch of our new website and media platforms, Natalie has been at the forefront of it all.

Speaking on her departure, Natalie commented:

“My time at Curzon Ashton has been incredible, I would like to thank the board, staff, management, players and fans for their support and guidance over the last 18 months.”

“I think the heart, passion and drive within club are some of the key factors that have helped me develop professionally and personally over the last 18 months”

“I have experienced some incredible moments during my time at the club that I will never forget, the decision to move on wasn’t an easy one, however I have been given a fantastic opportunity to further develop my career and I hope this is a decision you will all understand.’'

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