Long-serving Basingstoke RFC chairman Steve Tristram will step down next summer

Dr Steve Tristram will step down as 'Stoke chairman next summer

Dr Steve Tristram will step down as 'Stoke chairman next summer

First published in Sport by , Sports Reporter

BASINGSTOKE RFC chairman Steve Tristram and president John Evans were re-elected at Tuesday’s well attended AGM at the club’s Down Grange home, but both will step down in 2015.

Tristram is determined to make his final year a successful one both on and off the field and the club are set to elect a vice-chairman at another meeting in six weeks time, with the idea that they will step up to be chairman this time next year.

Tristram said: “It has been a challenging time at the club and it was a shame we made a loss this year, but we understand the reasons for this – mostly due to extending our finance year to June and having no extra income from memberships or sponsorship.

“So I felt this time around was not the right time to step down.”

The club will have a finance meeting in around six weeks time and at that point will also appoint a vice-chairman, which is a good move in the eyes of the current chairman, who took over the role in 1994.

Tristram added: “I am very much in favour in having a vice-chairman so they can see what is involved and it will mean a smooth transition.

“The club is going forward in many ways both on and off the field and I hope to make my final year the most successful yet.”

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