Aberystwyth Town FC wishes bonne voyage to one of its most popular Club Volunteers Martin Smith, who flies out to New England in the USA tomorrow to help run a series of Summer Camps.
Until recently Martin (photographed right with Phil Thomas) a lifelong Derby County fanatic, was a Marketing Student at Aberystwyth University and last year he participated in the Student Marketing Competition organised with the Marketing Department.
This Autumn Martin become much more actively involved in the Club, fulfilling a number of roles. Having joined the Club's Marketing Committee he started off with some Performance Analysis, before singlehandedly creating and maintaining Aberystwyth Town's Youtube Channel. As if that was not enough Martin also provided an extremely popular twitter feed during matches, and also designed and transferred Aberystwyth Town's new website which went live last week. He also helped out as Media Officer and was an indispensable part of the Club's Marketing Strategy last season which saw average attendances at Park Avenue rise again by 17%.
Black and Greens Marketing Director Thomas Crockett said: "We are of course sad to lose Martin but we wish him well in the States. He can leave safe in the knowledge that he has left quite a legacy in his eight months with the Marketing Committee. A paid employee would have been proud of achieving what Martin has in a short space of time, so to have done all this as a Volunteer really is quite remarkable. I have no doubt that he will find full time employment in the Football Industry in time.
Good luck Martin from us all - you will of course be welcome back on your return in September!".