Cambridge United is delighted to announce that Dion Dublin has been appointed to the Cambridge United Board...
Dion played for United from 1988 to 1992, scoring 73 goals as the Club won successive promotions, reached the play-offs for the inaugural Premier League and played a major part in the U’s twice reaching the 6th Round of the FA Cup.
Shaun Grady, Chairman of the Board said, “It is great news that Dion has agreed to become a Director of Cambridge United. Dion is obviously someone who has a wealth of football experience at the highest level and strong networks across the game to add to the breadth and depth of different experiences we are fortunate to already have on the Board. He is also one of the Club’s greatest ever players and remains passionate about the Club. His appointment has been unanimously agreed and welcomed by all our owners and Board members.
“We do of course all recognise that Dion has a large number of other roles - football, media and business - and he also lives in the North West. However, Dion is expecting to be an active Board member. We know he will make a big contribution to our future as a League One Club and we look forward to welcoming Dion back to the Abbey in his new capacity during the forthcoming season.
“New ways of working means he will be able to attend Board and other meetings remotely like all other Board members. His appointment is another positive step forward for the Club that will make us even stronger as we all look forward to our first season in League One for 20 years.”
Dion Dublin said, “It is a genuine honour to join the Board of Cambridge United. It is a Club I love and I have always had a special relationship with the fans. I have followed the team’s fortunes closely since I left and promotion last season was hard earned and hugely deserved. I have no doubt the team will be competitive in League One.
“As a Director I am looking forward to playing an active part in making the Club even stronger. I already know a number of the Board and I met Mark Bonner in November when I was filming for the BBC and I was left very impressed. It is very clear there are good people involved from top to bottom, on-and-off the pitch with a genuine desire to do as much as possible for the City and the community.
“Whilst distance and my other weekend commitments mean I won’t be able to see as many games live as I would ideally like, I am really looking forward to being back at the Abbey next season.
“Cambridge United is a special Club for me and it is a proud moment to be joining the Board.”
The appointment will now go through the usual process of formal ratification with the EFL.