THE Westmorland County FA are 'delighted' to announce the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer James Pattison.

James steps into the role after having over 5 years of experience with the organisation as Football Development Officer.

James brings a wealth of experience to the position. His association with the County FA dates back to his younger playing dates representing the County Squad at ages Under 14, 16 and 18.

Jo Ashworth, current CEO said ‘I have had the pleasure of working with James for the past two and a half years. He is an incredible employee who knows the business inside out. His enthusiasm for local football, coupled with his knowledge of the County FA business will take the organisation from strength to strength.

"This is a very exciting time for the Westmorland County FA and for our football community."

James will continue in his current role until he takes up the new position on Monday, August 15.