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Macclesfield Town Council has presented John Askey with an Honorary Freeman of Macclesfield Award.

He has received the award in recognition of his long and dedicated contribution to the football club and town. John masterminded Macclesfield Town Football Club’s return to League Two for the first time since 2012 by winning the National League by 10 points.  John’s association with Macclesfield Town dates back to 1984 and over the last three decades he has been a player, a coach and a manager.

The presentation took place at the Town Hall and was attended by Macclesfield Town Councillors along with John’s family and friends.

Councillor Adam Schofield, Mayor of Macclesfield said “I was delighted to present John Askey with the ‘Honorary Freeman of Macclesfield’ for his long and dedicated service to Macclesfield.  It is the highest award that the Town Council can bestow and is the first time we have given such a prestigious award.  Cllr. Gareth Jones, who proposed the award, gave a speech highlighting the many reasons which made John worthy of our highest honour.  John, along with his family and friends, were there to share in the special event.”

John has since moved on from Macclesfield Town Football Club and accepted the position of Manager at Shrewsbury Town Football Club and we wish him every success.

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