We would just like to give an update to everyone as we have entered the start of the new season. We have had a number of player departures aswell as a number of departures at committee level. We have said goodbye to our chairlady, secretary and a few other board members. Vicky our chairlady is the biggest loss to the club. She has been the backbone of the club right from the start, financing so much out of her own pocket and backing the management and players in everything. Vicky leaves to focus on life and her business and everyone at the club sends their thanks and support. First team manager Steve Spriggs will now step up into the chair role and over see the next 12 months while the club rebuild both on and off the field.
I would firstly like to say a massive thank you to all the departing players for their commitment and dedication throughout their time with us. I would also like to say thank you to all the board members leaving, especially Vicky who has had my back since day one. I have a massive void to fill, but I am determined to do the best I can for the club and everyone involved until a suitable chairperson is found. I have had to realign the club to match my ambitions and vision for going forward. We are hard at work rebuilding our senior team, with a number of departures that have impacted us and also rebuild our committee. Firstly I would like to introduce the initial interim board that have come together to take the club forward for now. Joining me will be Dan Verstraeten, Laura Walker as Secretary, Madelyne Lewis as Treasurer, Clive South as Welfare Officer, along with Karen Taylor, Stephen Spriggs snr and Jason Ince making up the committee at this time. I am already deep into work on a new permanent home for the whole club, aswell as close to announcing a whole range of new sponsors. Our youth teams are amazing and growing every week and I thank the coaches and staff behind the scenes for making that such a success. Regardless of the departures we are still growing rapidly and I can honestly say the future is bright. I invite anyone wishing to get involved with us players, coaches/managers, board members, sponsors to contact me so we can get you started with this great club. I will continue to be named in the role of first team manager beside my chairman duties, however the whole of the coaching staff will play their part on match days and help run the team at times this season due to my new role and commitments.
For now thank you to everyone for your support and we look forward to seeing you when we kick off.