Beech lands job at Barnsley FC
Friday 26th January 2018 @ 10:14 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Michael Beech, Stalybridge Celtic’s General Manager and Football Secretary, is set to leave the club in the next few weeks.

The 21-year-old has accepted an offer to take up the role of Assistant Club Secretary at Championship outfit, Barnsley FC.

Beech leaves the club having spent just over a year in the full-time role at Bower Fold.

Upon taking the job in January 2017, Beech told Reporter Sport: “I was previously the club’s football secretary, which I’d been doing since May (2016).

Beech (second left) with fellow Celtic officials

“I shadowed John, who was full-time secretary before me for about two years. Before that I was just involved on a match-day assisting where I could.”

With a background in marketing and social media skills, Beech has helped to move the club forward.

One of his main priorities when taking the role was to improve the club’s social media output. With this in mind, he recruited the services of Matthew Bostock, who has helped to grow the club’s image through uploading regular interviews with manager Steve Burr, Head of Academy David Sullivan, and providing match-day updates on Twitter.

A former Longdendale High School pupil, Beech has endured a rollercoaster ride at Celtic.

After a challenging season, which included three sets of managers, Celtic were relegated to the Evo-Stik Premier Division in May.

Despite the disappointment, Beech has enjoyed his time at Bower Fold and even believes it has shaped him as a person.

Following the announcement, made on Friday morning, he Tweeted: