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Club seeks new chairman

PUBLISHED: 09:17 28 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:45 03 July 2010

Gorleston Football Club are on the look-out for a new chairman.

Jimmy Jones said last season he was going to stand down, stayed on this season but took a back seat and handed all decisions to the committee.

Gorleston Football Club are on the look-out for a new chairman.

Jimmy Jones said last season he was going to stand down, stayed on this season but took a back seat and handed all decisions to the committee.

Ann Santon, vice-chairwoman, said this has worked well but Jones will definitely stand down at the end of this season. He has family commitments and has not the time

to spare.

“The club owes a big debt of gratitude to Jimmy and Jane for everything they have done for this club. We have a ground that is possibly one of the best in the league, the hospitality offered is some of the best and this is in no small part due to them both.

“We have at the moment three good adult teams thanks to the overall management of Glenn Haylett and Jon White of TurnStyle Printing & Embroidery, we have an excellent youth set-up, a great committee who work extremely hard, a great squad of players throughout and - most importantly - some superb supporters who have stood by us in the not so good times and are now enjoying the better times.

“The forthcoming season is the 125th anniversary and already we have received confirmation from the FA that they will be sending an FA XI for a pre-season friendly.

“We are looking for a chairman who hopefully has some business experience and has time, so it would possibly suit someone retired and who has a passion for football. Difficult to beat Jimmy in the latter!” said the vice-chairwoman.

“The committee will willingly work with this person, but, if for the good of the club this same person wishes to bring in their own people, they would be prepared to stand down. All is negotiable.”

Anyone interested should write to the club's secretary: Kevin Meale. 50 Burnt Lane, Gorleston, Norfolk. NR31 0PG, or call him on 077431 30740.

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