Locals Scott and Barry join board of directors at Forfar Athletic

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Forfar Athletic this week announced the appointment of two new directors to the board as Barry Quinn and Scott Murdie joined the club.

The local men were recently co-opted onto the board much to the delight of club chairman Alastair Donald, who told the club’s website that he is looking forward to working with the duo.

There’s a great raft of experience in that board room so I’m going to watch and learn as best as I can.

Barry Quinn

Barry, the former chairman of the Forfar Boys Club, admitted it was a wrench to step away from his role with the youth team but said Alastair’s overwhelming offer was an easy one for him to consider.

He said: “I was absolutely delighted that Alastair asked me. It’s such a huge honour to be asked and joining the club. I was genuinely excited and quite overwhelmed. It was an easy one to answer.

“I think that was why it was kind of overwhelming, at the Boys Club we just went about our business quietly but then for Alastair to notice that and approach me said a lot. The Boys Club is a great club and continues to be great. I’m excited to work with Alastair and the rest of the directors.

“It was a wrench to leave the Boys Club. I did feel that going up to Forfar Athletic, I had to give them my 100 per cent focus and I needed to make the step away from the Boys Club. It wouldn’t have been fair to either of them. Thankfully they’ve got a great new chairman in Martin Reid. Knowing that he was coming in made it a bit easier for me.

“I was chairman for three years and I was with them for over eight years. I’ve been coach, manager, welfare officer and finally chairman. It’s going to take me a while to get used to it.

“There’s a great raft of experience in that board room so I’m going to watch and learn as best as I can.”

Barry, who owns Quinn Safety Consultancy, has been a fan of the Loons since 1984.

New colleague Scott has been in involved with agriculture for all of his working life and manages his own business with partner Lesley.

He will be dealing with the newly-introduced Players Pot scheme and advertising boards.