Curzon Captain Calls Time On Career
Thursday 23rd June 2016 @ 09:41 by Mark Phillip
Ashton Football Sports

Curzon Ashton Football Club have announced the retirement of captain Alex Brown.

The midfielder has decided to retire so he can devote more time to his business and family.

Brown has spent the last two years with the club, helping the Nash rise from the Evo-Stik Premier to the National League North.

Brown has also played for numerous other teams within the borough, including Hyde United and Droylsden.

First team manager John Flanagan spoke to Curzon’s official website. He said: “I would like to thank Alex for a fantastic two seasons with the club.

“With him, we have gained promotion from the Evo-Stik Premier Division via the play-offs and established ourselves in the National League North.

“Alex has been a pleasure to manage. He is a fantastic lad, a great leader and a true example for everybody.

“He is a popular lad and a real Rolls Royce of a footballer, always playing to the highest quality.

“Thank you very much, Alex. All the very best for the future.”

Goalkeeper Hakan Burton will take control of first team captaincy for the 2016/17 season.

Burton has recently signed an extension to his contract with the club, alongside fellow goalkeeper Cam Mason.