Spireites CEO Chris Turner resigns as director of football academy

Chesterfield CEO Chris Turner has resigned from his role as director of a football academy.

Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, 10:36 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:07 pm
Hartlepool United vs Chesterfield - Chris Turner - Pic By James Williamson

Mr Turner set up Chesterfield FC Player Progression Pathway (PPP) with former non-league footballer Liam Sutcliffe.

The business, based across the road from the Proact but legally separate from the football club, is split into two – a development school and an international academy.

Papers filed with Companies House yesterday show that Mr Turner’s appointment as a director of the development school has been terminated.

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He resigned from the international academy at the start of June.

Earlier this year the Derbyshire Times reported on financial trouble at the PPP, with losses of £77,000 recorded for the last financial year and staff departures over unpaid wages.

A Chesterfield FC sponsor and other parents also threatened legal action over money owed from a cancelled PPP football tour, before receiving refunds.