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Ritchie Humphreys joins PFA Delegate Liaison team

The PFA is delighted to announce that Ritchie Humphreys is joining the PFA as a Delegate Liaison Executive.

Ritchie who is a former Sheffield Wednesday, Cambridge, Hartlepool and Chesterfield player will take on the diverse role in Delegate Liaison, providing direct support for players seeking advice.

He will work in the Manchester office alongside Deputy Chief Executive John Bramhall, Assistant Chief Executives Richard Jobson and Simon Barker and Executive Fabrice Muamba.

Ritchie began his career with Premier League side Sheffield Wednesday in 1996. He left the club in 2001 and joined Cambridge United for a short period, after which he joined Hartlepool United.

In 12 seasons with Hartlepool he made a club record 544 appearances, and picked up numerous club awards. He was named on the PFA Team of the Year twice.

He left Hartlepool in July 2013, and moved to Chesterfield where he helped the club to the League Two title in 2013–14.

Ritchie will be taking over the role from Martin Buchan who retired in May after 17 years of service where he became a familiar face and respected figure with members past and present.

PFA Deputy Chief Executive John Bramhall welcomed Ritchie into his new role:

‘I am very pleased that Ritchie Humphreys has been selected to take on the role of Delegate Liaison Executive.’

‘Ritchie will be able to use his extensive knowledge and experience in the game for the benefit of our current and former members.’

‘I am sure everyone will extend a warm welcome to Ritchie and wish him every success in his new role.’

Ritchie is looking forward to his new role at the PFA:

‘I am extremely pleased to be joining the PFA in a new capacity as Delegate Liaison Executive.’

‘As a player, I’ve played across all divisions from the Premier League to League Two, I hope to utilise my knowledge and experience of the game to provide advice and support to other players.’

‘This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to a new stage in my career.’