LONG-TERM Worcester Wolves supporter Stephen Edwards hopes to bring a "balanced approach" to the club's board of directors.

Edwards, who has been appointed as a non-executive member, brings a wealth of business and marketing experience and is heavily involved in sport and the community.

He is the managing director of Spirit Executive, a national search firm specialising in people development and consultancy across various sectors.

Edwards said: “I am honoured and excited to bring an external view point to the board as both a fan and local businessman.

“I truly believe the basketball programme is a unique, thoroughly fun and enjoyable night for all the family.

"As with all aspects of sport and business, there have been many highs and some challenges over recent seasons.

"Supporting the Worcester Wolves as a fan, I am eager to see the team regularly collect silverware every season yet as a businessman I appreciate that is difficult to achieve and I look forward to bringing a balanced approach to the role.”

In 2015 Edwards became a trustee for non-profit organisation CG5 which raises funds to help young people progress and reach their sporting potential.

It was set up with ex-Worcester Warriors rugby player Craig Gillies.

Wolves say Edwards' work ethic and determination to succeed bring a new dimension to the board as the British Basketball League club strive to grow on and off the court.

He continued: “Having sat with the board this week I was heartened to see a diverse, knowledgeable and passionate group who recognise where improvements need to be made and are committed to working on these over the coming season.

“I shall act with the heart of a fan and the head of a business owner in all things.

“I will be in touch with local businesses over the coming weeks but if anyone would like to discuss how they can be part of what will be an exciting journey please get in touch with Tom Bennett at t.bennett@worc.ac.uk and we look forward to listening to your ideas and explore how we may be able to support your business.”

Wolves managing director Mick Donovan said: “We have known Steve for several years and the commitment, drive and creativity that he brings to all of his sporting and business projects will be of huge benefit to our club.”

Board chairman Ross Renton said: “We are pleased that he is now part of our board and I look forward to working with him in the future on our strategy for success.”