𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆:
Having spent over 40 years in local football playing, coaching, managing and being Chairman I have now decided to take a well earned rest. I am truly blessed with the friendships I have made and being involved with so many great clubs and players.
To have played, coached and managed and then been chairman of my home town club, Dereham Town, and played under the likes of Barry Bridges, Terry Alcock and Dave Seaton and then to be given the honour as a life member (as my father was) means so much. When I left Dereham I told my family my time with football was done, but then having a call from my good friend Doug Colman and, then Chairman, Bill Clayton asking if I would get involved with Fakenham (a club that means so much to me) I said yes but not in any particular roll, then voted in as chairman!!! I have worked with some exceptional people who I have learnt so much from, Ray Bayles, Mike Baldry at Dereham, Kenny Cooke & Tony Dickerson at Wroxham and Dick Jessup & Rick Neave at Watton, who have all sadly passed away. Never forget what these people did for the club they loved.
I now leave Fakenham having seen them beat AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the FA Cup and seeing the club on such a Buzz (I feel like Stuart Broad!!)
I am told I will remain as President of ‘The Ghosts’ which is an honour that means so much, I wish all the fantastic people behind the scenes at The Daly Group stadium all the very best and thank them for all they do, without these people there is no club.
The club is in safe hands, Doug (Colman) is someone who is not only a great friend but someone who is so passionate about the club, and last but not least Jackie who is the hardest working person I know in football, what she does for the youth of the club is unbelievable.
I hope to catch up at some point with you all and always remember I am here if needed.
‘Once a ghost always a ghost’