LIVERSEDGE are continuing on the path to strengthen the overall structure of the club and have announced that Simon Turfrey has joined them as chairman.

He brings a wealth of experience to the role and will co-ordinate various footballing activities as the club strives to become an Evo-Stik League side.

In his role, Turfrey will report to the main committee, which itself is restructuring to further their ambition and further announcements will be made over the coming weeks.

Another development is the creation of two further teams – under-19s and under-23s – who, it is hoped, will form the backbone of the club in the coming years.

In this area, Terry Bates, Dave Haley and Dave Donald have also joined the coaching staff to create a strong base to grow the youth development side.

Ex-Ossett Albion manager Haley will become first-team coach, with Donald also working alongside manger Jonathan Rimmington and his assistant Simon Emery.

Darren Attwood, last season's first team coach, is now club secretary.

Turfrey said: “I am happy to be joining Liversedge and look forward to working with its committee, football people and volunteers whom have worked tirelessly to keep the club in the position it’s in.”

Former club secretary Bryan Oakes said: "I am delighted that, after months of negotiations, we can welcome Simon on board as he has countless energy and his commitment to the game is there for all to see."

Rimmington was also upbeat, saying: "We have known of Simon's interest for some time and when we all sat round the table, it was obvious that we would all work tirelessly to make the club a success on and off the field.

"We have been looking for the right people to join our fantastic club for a while and after the meeting, I think we have."