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Marvin Robinson has been appointed chief executive of the Peterborough United Foundation.

The former Stoke striker – who suffered a terrible broken leg while on loan from Derby – has been working in technology and with charities since hanging up his boots.

He qualified as a corporate governance practitioner and serves on the Football Association Judicial Services Panel as an Independent Panel Member where he has adjudicated on some of the most high profile incidents in the game.

Now he has been tasked with providing “a strategic and operational lead for the foundation”.

He said: “It’s a real honour to join the Foundation of Peterborough United Football Club as CEO, using football as a catalyst to improve people’s lives is close to my heart and there is a real opportunity here to build on the brilliant work that’s been done to date.

“The sporting landscape is evolving towards a more connected, technological and data-driven industry and organisations such as ours now have to navigate this purposefully to ensure long term sustainable futures and create stronger, healthier, more active communities.

“As Peterborough is the fourth fastest growing city in the UK, I can’t wait to start work with our great team and rapidly expanding community to take the Foundation to the next level.”

Robinson is also a council member for the English Schools Football Association (ESFA), he helps run the organisation that covers 75,000 teams and implemented a digital transformation project to increase ESFA’s commercial and technical reach. He is also a Patron of Birmingham based charity LoveBrum that supports community projects.

And he created his own digital ticketing and software consultancy business while also undertaking a VSI Masters Degree in Sporting Directorship at the University of Salford.

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