Sir John Casey
John is the former Headteacher of two large Catholic secondary schools, the first in Croydon and the second in Reading. John’s school in Reading had a specialist resource for autism and John maintains a keen interest in helping children with disabilities and believes the Foundation can make a real difference in this area.
John is a Governor of Alderwood School, here in Aldershot. He is currently a Regional Leader for Partners in Excellence, a charity that supports schools with practical strategies.
John has a life long interest in football. As a young man he trained at Northampton Town and recalls that he first saw Aldershot play against Northampton in 1971! John’s sons have all played football, locally, in the North East Hampshire Youth League and he would encourage any young person to take up football for the sheer enjoyment of being involved in playing such a great game.
John took on the Chair of the Shots Foundation in January 2019.
Mr Paul Marcus
Paul Marcus has been a lifelong Aldershot Town supporter since his father took him to see The Shots play at home against Bristol Rovers in 1970. As well being a Trustee of the club`s previous Football in the Community programme, Paul was instrumental in the creation of the Aldershot Town Community stand. The stand provides free access to young supporters through engaging with Junior football clubs and community groups. He was also involved in the supporters Player share initiative that fundraised to boost Terry Brown, Kevin Dillon and Dean Holdsworth`s transfer budget.
Paul was managing Director of local, commercial radio station, Eagle Radio for more than fifteen years. During this time, he launched many, local community and business initiatives. These include Local Heroes, The Eagle Radio Trust and Surrey & Hampshire`s Biz awards.
Paul`s motivation for being a Trustee of the Shots Foundation is to help the club to create long-term community partnerships and to attract the next generation of Aldershot Town`s supporters.
Mr Shahid Azeem
Shahid Azeem Chairman of Aldershot FC,has been named in Top 100 Most Influential Muslims in the UK, Shahid’s story is remarkable, one of humble beginnings to becoming a leading British Muslim. With no formal qualifications but a burning desire to succeed, Shahid has set up and run a string of successful multi-million pound businesses within the IT Industry, whilst at the same time investing greatly into youth empowerment and strengthening community through sports.
Shahid is more than your usual businessman hence, unsurprisingly; he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey and listed in The Independent’s Top 100 Happy List of people who make life better for others in the UK, making the front page headlines of National News, he was also awarded Charity Champion of the year from Jubilee Action, A Christian charity Jubilee Campaign is a charity that brings real and lasting change to the lives of Children at Risk worldwide.
Mr Terry Owens
Terry Owens Born in Aldershot 1947: AFC Commercial Director 1980: Chair of the AFC S-0-S Campaign 1989: A Founder and First Chairman of ATFC 1992: Current Club Ambassador of ATFC and a Proud Shots Foundation Trustee. Also Volunteer Fund Raiser for the last 16 years for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
Cllr Keith Dibble
Keith was appointed a Shots Foundation Trustee in January 2023. Cllr Keith Dibble has been attending matches at the Rec since 1963, when he would travel with his older brother on the bus from Haslemere. He has watched games at the EBB every season since then.
Keith is passionate about making football available to everyone and believes the Shots Foundation is a great tool to achieve the goal.
Keith has represented North Town ward on Rushmoor Borough Council since 1984. He retired in 2022 from his role as Head of Real East for West Europe and Mediterranean for the Swedish communication company Ericsson.
Mrs Kay Khan
Kay was appointed a Shots Foundation Trustee in June 2023, but started volunteering for ATFC in early 2018, and in 2023, Kay received the Community Captain award from the Premier League to recognise her commitment to her Club and Community.
Her voluntary role within the Shots Foundation led her to taking the lead with the Shots Foundation’s successful Veteran’s Hub. Although additionally, Kay works closely with the Army Garrison and Rushmoor Borough Council on various projects whilst forming strong community bonds with these important pillars of the Aldershot Community.
She has also initiated the ‘Free Period Products’ programme within the ground and the conversion of the disabled toilets into recognised Stoma friendly facilities. She can also be found helping out on matchdays in and around the marquee and community stand.
Cllr Jacqui Vosper
Jacqui Vosper is our newest trustee, joining the team in August 2023. Jacqui is a previous Mayor of Rushmoor, and Champion of the Military.
Jamie MacAllister is a our new Foundation lead, starting in May 2023. He has grown up in Aldershot and knows the club well. He is a university graduate from world-leading sports university, Loughborough University, holding an honours degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology.