The Board has appointed Jim Bell as interim President of the Winnipeg Football Club, and Ross Hodgkinson interim Vice-President of Football Operations. Bell has been with the club since 2002, serving as the Vice President of Finance and Administration since 2006. Hodgkinson has been in the role of Director of Football Operations since 2006 and has worked closely in the acquisition of players during his tenure.
At this time the Winnipeg Football Club has achieved season ticket sales at a rate of 97% compared to this time in December, 2008. While this is very respectable, we realize the uncertainty of the past while may have delayed the decision of some season ticket holders. We are therefore extending the period for season tickets holders to renew until Friday, January 8.
The board has adjusted its meeting schedule so that it will be meeting every two weeks to ensure progress on the hiring of new personnel, continued operation of the team and work on changes to the football operations heading into 2010.
The Board of Directors is committed to moving quickly and efficiently, while being thorough in their plans to fill the key executive’s positions and improve the overall operations of the club going into the 2010 season.
We would like to offer a sincere thank you to our fans, sponsors and the media for their support of the Winnipeg Football Club during this time of change. We appreciate your continued support heading into 2010.