- 09 Feb 24
The stars could follow in the footsteps of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney with their involvement in the Lanchashire-based club.
Irish pop group Boyzone are rumoured to be considering purchasing shares in Chorely FC – a non-league side located 32km from Manchester.
Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and ex-member Bryan McFadden are all set to be in the stands as Chorley lock horns with with Solihull in the FA Trophy this Saturday.
The club confirmed the boyband’s presence is part of discussions that could see the singers “become the face of the club”
We’re absolutely thrilled to share the truly exciting news that world renowned, Boyzone, will be in attendance for our game against @SolihullMoors this Saturday!
This collaboration with Boyzone is part of ongoing discussions that could see them become the face of Chorley FC 👀
— Chorley FC (@chorleyfc) February 7, 2024
"This collaboration with Boyzone is part of ongoing discussions that could potentially see them becoming the face of Chorley FC,” said the side’s chief operating officer, Tom Clarke.
"This is a game-changer that has the potential to bring our town into the limelight like never before, generating a buzz and publicity that will shine a bright light on Chorley. We are bursting with excitement and gratitude for this incredible opportunity.
"Boyzone's presence at the game will undoubtedly create an electric atmosphere, filled with music, joy, and a shared love for football and community."
The National League North club was taken over by London-based entrepreneur Prine Yemoh last May, who said he wanted to restore the “buzz” around the team.
Celebrities have seemingly taken a newfound interest in owning football clubs since Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s well-documented acquisition of Welsh side Wrexham AFC in 2020.
Reports suggest that Take That star Robbie Williams is seeking to complete a similar takeover of Port Vale, alongside a subsequent TV show in the vain of the above pairing’s successful series Welcome to Wrexham.