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Wednesday 07 November, 2001

John David Sports

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John David Sports PLC
7 November 2001




7 November 2001



John David Sports Plc - Board changes


John David Sports Plc ('JD Sports'), the UK's leading specialist retailer of
fashionable branded sports and leisure wear, announces the following Board
changes.


Further to the announcement made at the AGM on 5 September 2001, the Board of
JD Sports is pleased to announce that Colin Archer (59) joined the Board on 6
November 2001 as a non-executive director.  Colin spent the majority of his
career with Barclays Bank Plc, rising to the position of Assistant Corporate
Director, and will provide a wealth of financial advisory experience to the
Board.  He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and has over
forty years' experience in the banking and financial arenas.



There are no further details requiring disclosure in respect of paragraph 16.4
of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority in relation to Colin Archer.



The Board announced at the AGM that our non-executive directors, Michael Adams
and Alan White, would retire from the Board in the near future.  Their
retirement is now effective from 6 November 2001 and the Board thanks them
both for their contribution and support during their tenure and wish them well
for the future.



Also as announced, Roger Best (49) will be joining the Board in January 2002
as a non-executive director.  Roger currently holds the position of Senior
Vice President of Europe, Africa and the Middle East with Reebok
International.  A fuller statement as to his appointment and credentials will
be made at that time.





Enquiries:

JD Sports - Barry Bown (Chief Executive) / Malcolm Blackhurst (Finance
Director)
Tel: 01706 628000

Hogarth Partnership Limited - Andrew Jaques / Tom Leatherbarrow
Tel: 020 7357 9477