Cinderford Town would like to announce that Chairman Stuart Tait has made the decision to step down as chairman and as a committee member at Cinderford Town at the end of the current season.
Stuart took over as Chairman in 2016 shortly after our promotion to the Southern League Premier with the club in turmoil following the loss of manager John Brough, the entire playing staff and the club facing a huge VAT bill which looked set to cripple us.
Stuart, along with several other key committee members, helped not only to keep the clubs head above water but also influenced a huge turnaround in the club and will leave the club on a sound financial footing.
Stuart assures us that he will still be seen around the ground and remain a Cinderford Town fan and we have no doubt will be itching to get back involved in the club in the future (after he has got all the holidays he wants to go on out of his system!!). We wish Stuart the very best in the future.
In more positive news, following a committee meeting this week, we are delighted to announce that for the first time in the clubs history we will have Co-Chairpersons taking the club forward.
Current Vice Chairman Nick Simonds will step up to be one half of the new partnership to lead the club forward. Nick took over as Vice Chairman this season and has been instrumental in driving the club forward over the past couple of years, not only with his work behind the scenes but also in his role as a respected club sponsor.
Joining Nick as co-chairman will be Debbie Wilkins who becomes the first female Chairman in the clubs history. Debbie has been heavily involved with the setup of Cinderford Town’s youth football and this will ensure that the links between the youth teams and the senior teams becomes even stronger.
Speaking on behalf of the new pair, Nick had the following to say..
“I would like to thank Stuart for all the incredible work he has put into Cinderford Town AFC, he has left the club in a far better position than what he inherited and hopefully Debbie and I can continue the good work that Stuart and the committee have started.
The aim is to keep the club moving forward both on and off the pitch”
Both have already spoken to the committee on the big plans they have to take the club forward and can’t wait to get going in the summer.