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Chairman Gary calls it a day at Whitchurch
Whitchurch United chairman Gary Shaughnessy has decided to step down from his role at the coming AGM on August 18.
Gary has been involved with the club as a player and chairman for 17 years - 15 as a player, two seasons as manager of the U18s and with last seven years as the club chairman.
Having played a part in helping the club to success on the field and stability off it, culminating in the first team's promotion to the Wessex League Premier Division this year, a combination of work and personal commitments mean that this is the right time for him to step down.
Gary said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as chairman but I feel it's the right time to hand over the reins after seven years. “I’d like to thank all the committee members, managers, coaches, players and all the volunteers for all their hard work and support over the years and also, everyone who has supported the club. “It has been great for me to be a part of Whitchurch United - helping to provide junior football at all ages through to a good standard of senior football. “The FA Cup run two seasons ago was a great example of everyone coming together and achieving something special and memorable for all involved".
During Gary’s involvement with the club he has seen it change and become a respected, successful, provider of high level football and coaching for both youth and senior football.
Secretary Phil Cooper added: “The committee would like to thank Gary for his commitment and all he has done for Whitchurch United Football Club and wish him and his family every success in their new ventures.”
“The committee would like to announce that Brian Jackman will standing for the post of chairman at the AGM.”
Brian has been involved with Whitchurch United for three years and has not only been the first team sponsor attending all games but has played a big part in the day to day running of the club.
He is well known locally and is involved with several community projects and clubs.