Nantwich Town Chairman steps down to become Vice-Chairman.
Mon 7th Feb 2011 | Clubs Ownership
Nantwich Town Football Club Chairman, Clive Jackson has stepped down and will become the club’s new Vice-Chairman.
Work commitments have meant that Clive has been based in Dubai for over 18 months and, with no prospect of a return to the UK, he has decided he should hand over the reins.
“It is important that Nantwich Town Football Club continues to progress,” said Clive, “and for that to happen, the club needs a Chairman who is based in the UK.”
The new Chairman will be Jon Gold who currently sits on the club’s Board as Commercial & Marketing Director.
“I am delighted that Jon has agreed to become Chairman and I will give him all the support I can as Vice-Chairman,” added Clive. “Everyone knows I love Nantwich Town Football Club with a passion. That won’t alter and I will continue doing whatever I can to serve the club.”
Jon Gold, a successful businessman in the Music Industry and also President of the Musical Industries Association, has been a supporter of the Dabbers since the club’s days at the old Jackson Avenue ground.
“I am committed to Nantwich Town FC and helping to take the club forward,” said Jon whose two children play for teams in the club’s youth set-up.
“It is an honour to be asked to serve the club in this capacity. The progress the club has made under Clive’s leadership has been nothing short of phenomenal and I’m sure with his continued involvement, the club will continue to prosper. Everyone involved with the club owes Clive a huge debt of thanks.”
Clive Jackson was appointed Chairman in 1998. He masterminded the club’s £4m move to the new Weaver Stadium in 2007 and, under his tenure, the club won the FA Vase and gained two promotions to reach the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League – the club’s highest-ever position in the football pyramid.
Neville Clarke, a Life Vice-President of the club, said, “It is a sad day to see Clive step down as Chairman but I fully understand his reasons. For Clive to have continued in the role from thousands of miles away for as long as he has is a tribute to his commitment to the club and it’s great that he will continue to be involved on the Board as Vice-Chairman.”
At the same time, Clive is stepping down from his role as Director of Football with the club set to name a successor in due course. Meanwhile, Clive will take on special responsibility for continuing to develop the club’s youth set-up with Steve Smithies, the club’s Youth & Football Development Director.
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