It’s been a busy couple of weeks behind the scenes at Basingstoke Town as we ready ourselves for the second coming of football this season, in the midst of organising our AGM and of course handling the smooth transition since Terry Brown stepped down as chairman.
We are pleased to confirm that following a board meeting held at the latter stages of last week, it was agreed that Vice-Chairman Kevin White would take temporary role of Chairman up until the next AGM.
Kevin said on his temporary appointment…
“Honestly? I’m honoured to be asked to be Chairman of this great club, even if only for a short while. First and foremost – I’m a fan. I’ve grown up in Basingstoke and the club has always been a part of my family like it has for so many Basingstoke people. My role now is to listen, to our members, to our fans, staff and volunteers. We’ve got an opportunity to do something special here.’
“We must continue Terry’s great work in immersing the club into our community and looking forward to a bright future. The only way we can do that though is by getting as many people involved in the club as humanly possible. There is real strength in numbers, and nobody should disregard the important role they can play in shaping our future.”
“We’ve established ourselves back in Basingstoke, which was a huge achievement in itself – but as far as we are concerned, that is phase one. Now, it’s about giving us a platform to ensure that this club not just exists but that it is allowed to propel forward to allow future generations to benefit. Don’t get me wrong, at times our battles off the pitch will sometimes replicate those on it, but there is a great energy about the future of our club and with so many people now looking to get involved it can only benefit us.”