General Secretary - Howard Smith
Howard became secretary of the club in November 1994 following in the footsteps of Dr Jones (who was secretary of the club for 37years!). Howard first played at the Poynton Club in 1972 when the then Offerton Lacrosse club came to London Road North to become the seventh section of the club in 1973. Lacrosse is one of those sports that you can continue playing after your "sell by date" but unfortunately a knee injury curtailed his playing career in his mid 40's (thank god!). During his years playing Lacrosse Howard, at some time or other, took on nearly every job in the section from the Section Chairman through to Junior Team Manager and with his brother in law David, reintroduced Southern Lacrosse Tours to the club & initiated the Annual Dinner which to this day is one of the section's most popular and successful events.
As a keen all year round sportsman Howard also played Cricket for Norbury CC in the High Peak league before playing Lacrosse at Poynton and occasionally playing cricket at Poynton....well he went on Cricket Tours for a number of years!
Howard has lived in Poynton since marrying Carol in 1981 and their children Lee & Helen have grown up around the club and have many friends there.
Howard retired in 2009 after 39 years service with the local electricity company and he now operates his own business.