Parkgate Sports & Community Trust, the sponsor behind Skelmanthorpe-based Parkgate Sports Complex, has announced the appointment of Mark Davison and John Anderson as trustees.

The Trust has a project partnership with Huddersfield Town Football Club and, when complete, will offer multiple sports and community facilities, including two artificial G3 flood-lit sports pitches, one full sized FA football pitch and a full-sized Rugby League pitch.

The latest appointments bring a wealth of experience to the Trust to support it in achieving its vision of commencing operations in 2019.

Mark Davison, known professionally as Benson Taylor, is a composer, producer and electronic musician who is best known for producing music for films. Currently under contract with Universal Pictures, he has worked on a range of scores for film and TV.

Davison brings his wealth of national and international experience in both local community and overseas project creation and development to the Trust, and in addition to his composing for the film industry, works for and supports various humanitarian causes, including CAFOD (The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development).

Former Liverpool Football Club Community Liaison Manager, John Anderson brings to the Parkgate Sports Complex his fundraising project management skills, gained from his many years’ experience in International Sales Management and development and delivery of a variety of inner city regeneration programmes in complex multi-agency and partnership environments with the public and voluntary sectors. During his time at LFC, John led on a variety of community affairs, and assisted the work of the clubs’ charity foundation and its development.

Commenting on the latest trustee appointment, Christopher Ward, Trust President said:

“I am delighted to welcome Mark and John on board as trustees. Bringing diverse and unique insight, I am confident they will bring with them much needed support to enable the trust to make Parkgate Sports Complex a reality to enhance the lives of people in South Kirklees for many years to come”.