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Eric Steps Down As Foundation Chief

23 July 2012

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The man behind the success of Doncaster Rovers Community Foundation is set to step down from his role as Chief Executive.

Eric Randerson, from Cantley, will continue to work with the foundation but will focus on key projects including ‘troubled families’ and ‘female participation’.

Doncaster Rovers, Chief Executive, Gavin Baldwin said: “Eric is and will continue to be Mr Community for us.


“We estimate that, during his 27 years with the club, he has directly worked with or facilitated over half a million participant visits.


“Eric developed the scheme from Football in the Community with three employees to Doncaster Rovers Foundation, a registered charity, which today has over 30 employees.


“His success has been immeasurable and whilst we are sad that he is stepping back from the helm, he wants to spend more time with his growing family having just welcomed grandchild number three, we are delighted that he plans to continue working with us on key projects.”


Eric has overseen a number of groundbreaking initiatives which have been highlighted as examples of best practice nationally including player community involvement and making Rovers one of the first clubs to have a stand alone Education Foundation.


Eric said: “I can honestly say that working at the helm of Doncaster Rovers Foundation has been fantastic”


“The Doncaster community has always embraced the foundation and the work we have done. In my new role I fully intend to support the foundation in our aims of developing closer links with our local community.”


An announcement regarding the new Chief Executive is expected in the next week.

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