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Mark Palios becomes the next President of Eastham Lodge Golf club

27 February 2023

Club News

Mark Palios becomes the next President of Eastham Lodge Golf club

27 February 2023

Tranmere Rovers Football Club can announce that Mark Palios has agreed to become the next President of Eastham Lodge Golf club.  Wirral's Family Club is joining forces with Wirral’s Friendly Club.In taking up the role, Mark continues to build on Eastham Lodge’s remarkable heritage of notable figures related to football.  Our first president was Joe Mercer, who played both for Everton and England, going on to manage the latter.  Joe’s wife held the baton for a while before passing it on to Manchester United and England’s, Sir Bobby Charlton. After him Liverpool, Scotland and TV legend, Ian St. John held the post for almost 10 years before his passing in 2021.So with Everton, United and Liverpool in our DNA we are privileged to continue the tradition through Wirral’s very own Tranmere Rovers.Mark’s football career saw him play over 400 professional matches with 9 years of them spent at the Rovers.  Post-football he had a very successful career in finance specialising in business turnarounds, working in the accounting sector, most notably for PwC where he won numerous awards for his approach to business finance.From 2003 to 2004, Mark was the Chief Executive of The Football Association and in 2014, together with his wife, Nicola, took over the controlling interest in Tranmere Rovers where he became the Executive Chairman.  As is the nature of football the years since have seen both highs and lows as he has steered the ship with numerous promotions, incredible cup ties and four trips to Wembley. which many of us have taken part in.Tranmere Rovers are more than a football club, they sit at the heart of the community.  Their close relationship with Wirral Council and their large network of outreach facilities via businesses and charities makes a real difference to many lives.  We share the same values and are already renowned for the charity work and events we support.His plans for the club are ambitious, and like us, they are on a journey to seek the next phase of development for the future of the club.So, a new chapter unfolds….one that will continue our ability to thrive as a golf club, but one that can also make a wider difference as well.A very warm welcome to Mark.Steve George, Chairman, Eastham Lodge Golf Club (#WirralsFriendlyClub)I was flattered to be asked to follow in the shoes of such august football "names" and become the President of Eastham Lodge Golf Club, especially as it is clear that the Golf Club espouses the same values that we do at Tranmere Rovers.The plans to develop the Golf Club are exciting just as we also look to develop our own plans for the football club and reinforce our position as an anchor institution on the Wirral. I look forward to both clubs working together in the coming years for the benefit of golf club members, our fans and our community.Mark Palios,  Executive Chairman, Tranmere Rovers F.C.


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