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Marketing chief leaves Chesterfield after raffle incident

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Chesterfield have announced that a senior member of staff has left after an internal investigation into a raffle for a place at the club's pre-season training camp which was won by a "falsified entry".

Kevin Fitzgerald, head of commercial and marketing at the League One club resigned after a supporter spotted that the winner for a place on the training camp in Hungry possibly did not exist.

The club's director Ashley Carson described it as a "total farce" and "sorry mess", adding that all other lotteries/raffles run by the club are not affected by this "isolated incident".

Following on from my statement on Monday, I am still reeling from the shameful incident that has attracted nationwide headlines for the football club for all the wrong reasons.

After a thorough internal investigation, I can now confirm that the person responsible for this total farce has now left the football club.

Kevin Fitzgerald has been a hardworking, respected, likeable employee who has, for some reason, made a massive error of judgement and has subsequently paid the consequences for his actions. The board were unaware of his actions and have taken swift action after uncovering the truth.

I do hope that we can look for a replacement to head our commercial department, move forward and pick up the pieces from the whole sorry mess.

Finally, I want to confirm that all other lotteries/raffles run by the club, which are so valuable to providing funds, are in no way affected by this isolated incident.

– Ashley Carson, Chesterfield FC director & company secretary



Bailey Matthews completes his latest triathlon

It's congratulations to Doncaster's Bailey Matthews who completed his latest triathlon yesterday at his very own event. Bailey, who has cerebral palsy, staged a shortened version of the triathlon in Derby that ran alongside an event hosted by formula one star Jenson Button.

He completed all the stages in just over half an hour - this time crossing the line without taking the now famous tumbles that made him an internet sensation almost a year ago. Here he is in action.

Andy Murray heaps praise on Kyle Edmund for Davis Cup heroics

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has heaped praise on Beverley's tennis ace Kyle Edmund after he was instrumental in helping Great Britain reach the semi finals of the Davis Cup.

Tennis ace Kyle Edmund in action Credit: Press Association

The 21 year old dominated proceedings in both of his singles ties over the course of the weekend, clinching victory against Serbia with a straight sets win over Dusan Lajovic yesterday.

After the match Murray said he saw no reason why Edmund could not make it to the very top of the game.

Kyle Edmunds called up for Team GB tennis squad for Rio

Kyle Edmunds Credit: Reuters

Beverley's Kyle Edmunds has been added to the list of names who will represent Team GB at tennis in the Rio Olympics.

The 21-year-old joins the squad with Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson, who were already selected.

Dom Inglot, who, along with Edmunds, was part of the Great Britain team who won the Davis Cup last year, has also been given a berth as has 31-year-old Colin Fleming.

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