Pending FA approval via the FA's Owners and Directors Test, Nigel will take over from existing Chairman Roger Booth once the paperwork has been completed. Roger will resume his President's role. In the meantime, we would like to welcome the 51-year old businessman to the club.
Nigel originally hails from Merseyside, although now lives in Radcliffe. Nigel's interest in the Gingerbreads came about some six weeks ago following conversations with board members regarding their vision for the club’s future, a vision in-which Nigel has signed-up to. Nigel joined the club with his son who is a member of the newly formed Under 14s side that will come under the Grantham Youth setup for the upcoming season, having previously been involved with Boston United.
Nigel's first plans include giving the ground and club a ‘GTFC identity’ ahead of the new season, as well as looking at commercial opportunities within the club. Along with the existing commercial operation he feels the club has a lot of scope to develop within the Town and the local area, so expect a phone call or conversation in the near future to see how you can help. The new chairman-elect met with new manager Ian Culverhouse on Thursday evening ahead of the latest training session and was delighted to meet the new boss and feels the board made a great choice in appointing such a high-calibre manager over the summer, and he looks forward to developing a great relationship with Ian. The club’s shared vision of building from youth through to academy and under 21's is a view shared by both Nige and Ian, and whilst not an overnight process, the groundwork for this project is most certainly underway. Whilst Nigel will be unavailable ahead of our opening home pre-season friendly against Pinchbeck United on Tuesday evening (due to an existing work commitment) he will be at the club on Friday and is more than happy to meet with anyone who feels they can help the club.
Updated 12:03 - 20 Jul 2018 by Andy Sutton