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Xpro Community launches in Stoke on Trent

9th July 2018

“Xpro is supporting ex-professional sportspeople in society…”


Last week the new Xpro Community branch held its inaugural members meeting at the Tollgate Hotel in Stoke on Trent.

The event hosted by the Stoke City Old Boys Association (SCOBA) was attended by Community’s National Officer Les Bayliss and Regional Secretary Gavin Miller, who were joined by the Xpro team of Clive Emery, Bob Runham, Terry Conroy and Jim Walker.

A presentation was made to members of SCOBA about the benefits of becoming Community members, with special emphasis on building two campaigns to push osteoarthritis and image rights up the political, media and football family agenda.

The event was extremely well received and has resulted in new members joining Community including England World Cup winning legend, Gordon Banks OBE.


The Xpro team

XPRO Community members from left to right Clive Emery, Terry Conroy, Gordon Banks OBE and Bob Runham


After the event, Clive Emery said:

“After many months in the planning, this fantastic new initiative to benefit ex-professional sports people was launched as an initial pilot scheme with SCOBA.SCOBA President, LMA 1000 club member and Stoke City legend, Denis Smith, along with SCOBA Chairman, Stoke City and Republic of Ireland legend, Terry Conroy, gave the new initiative their wholehearted endorsement.

“We are off and running to the goal of playing a prominent role supporting ex-professional sports people in society.”

Xpro Community is a new partnership between the Community trade union and Xpro Life After Sport.

Community supports members from all backgrounds and all walks of life. If you want to be a part of that you can join us by clicking here.