Fletcher lands two new university roles
By Tony Scholes
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2012
Former Claret, and more recently Burnley FC chief executive, Paul Fletcher is taking up two roles at two universities, both of which are based around football grounds at Turf Moor and the Racecourse Ground, home of Wrexham.
It's also been confirmed today that he's been recruited to oversee the development of the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium.
Wrexham's stadium was bought by the university last year and Fletcher, acting in a consultancy role, will be advising on the redevelopment of the stadium.
University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Scott said: "The appointment of Paul Fletcher to advise on the development of the stadium will support the university's continued development of higher education programmes related to sport, for the benefit of students and the wider community."
Don Bircham, director of Wrexham Football Club, commented: "We share Glyndŵr University's vision for a world class stadium and will continue to strive for a team worthy of playing on it."
Meanwhile, news this week has revealed that UCFB, who last year made use of the former Sparrow Hawk Hotel in Burnley for student accommodation, have purchased the Keirby Hotel .
It will be renamed The Crown and will be home for 45 students and will also house the student union and will include a gym, games room and quiet study area.
This adds to last week's news that UCFB are one of the bidders for the Olympic Stadium, a move which prompted them to confirm their continued commitment to Burnley.