The chairman of Basingstoke Town FC has stepped down from his role, six months after being elected.

Kevin White says that "now is the right time for me to step down as Chairman and from the Board".

He had been involved with the club for two years and previously served as vice chairman under Terry Brown.

During his time at the club, Kevin has negotiated the transfer of the playing licence from the old, Rafi Razzak-owned club to the community club, and been involved in negotiations regarding the club's move to Winklebury.

He also successfully applied for the Camrose ground to be listed as an asset of community value, although Mr Razzak has since appealed this decision.

The club has paid tribute to Kevin, thanking him for "his huge efforts and leadership he brought to the Community Club during his tenure".

Vice Chairman Colin Stoker will now convene a board meeting, where it is expected a new chairman will be announced.

Kevin continued in his statement: "The club are in a position where it is as strong as it has ever been in my time here.

"We’ve been able to lay the foundation for the men’s first team, the women’s first team and the rest of the club is now there to kick on and become something really special.

“The work in the community is starting to gather momentum, the new Academy partnership is strong and there are more and more commercial partners coming to the club every week – again testament to the increased reputation that the club has been getting.

“When ‘elected’ Chairman, I wanted to ensure that the new members of the Community Club Board settled in correctly and gave myself up to six months to ensure they were.

"I believe that has been achieved so now is as good a time as any to depart.”