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Stewards Retire After 30 Years Service Each

8 May 2021

© Eddie Garvey
LtoR: Steve Crossley, John Ball & Keith Ashton ahead of a matchday at Boundary Park.

Oldham Athletic would like to place on record its thanks to Steve Crossley, John Ball and Keith Ashton for their dedicated service as matchday stewards at Boundary Park.

Between them; Steve Crossley (Fire Steward), John Ball (Jimmy Frizzell Stand Supervisor) and Keith Ashton (Deputy Fire Steward Supervisor) have almost 90 years of loyal service between them at Boundary Park and will be retiring from stewarding duties at the end of this season.

They've been with the club since its association with the Premier League in various roles from general stewarding to stand supervisor, but have decided now is the time to take a back seat and enjoy more free time with their families.

"They're loyal, hardworking and honest people who deserve this recognition for their service."

On their retirement, Safety Officer, Steve Clarke added: "First of all, I would like to say that they've been a pleasure to work alongside. 

"They've continually showed their dedication and have been a credit to the football club throughout their tenure.

"All three of them will be missed by everyone associated with Latics and we wish them a very happy retirement."

They will all be present for today’s final fixture of the campaign against Forest Green Rovers where they will be formally recognised for their service with a gift from the club and are looking forward to returning to the stands soon as supporters.


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