Exciting role for Solicitor at Harrogate Town FC

11 August 2011

Harrogate Town Football Club has appointed a Partner from Yorkshire’s leading sports law practice as an Associate Director.

Richard Crabb of McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate was involved in the negotiations which saw Irving Weaver take over ownership of the club from Bill Fotherby in June. Mr Weaver has now invited Richard to join the directors to help steer Harrogate Town to future success.

Irving Weaver, Simon Weaver and Richard Crabb


Richard, who is part of the team headed by Senior Partner Peter McCormick advising the Premier League, advises the Ryman League, a regional league covering London and the South East, as well as Northern Premier League clubs. His background in football dates back still further to when he played as a junior with Harrogate Railway and Knaresborough Town before captaining Durham University Football Club.

He said: “I’m thrilled to be asked to work with Irving, manager Simon Weaver and the wider team at Harrogate Town FC. The Club has ambitious yet sensible plans to grow both on the field and off it as part of the wider community and I believe it has the team in place to achieve this.”

Irving Weaver said: “I am delighted that Richard has taken up the challenge to join the leadership of Harrogate Town AFC. As a Partner of McCormicks, the experience in football through the Premier and other established Leagues, legal prowess and business connections will add great value to the management team.”

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