Sadly last night our Chairman Stewart Glendenning announced his intention to step down from his post at the end of the season. The reason for this is that Stewart will be starting a new job in April which will involve him travelling around the UK and he felt that he would not be able to give the football club the committment or time the role requires. Stewart will remain as club chairman until the AGM.
Stewart has issued his statement below:-
"It is with immense sadness that I have had to announce my stepping down from my role as chairman at Burton Park Wanderers Football Club. I am due to start a new job in April and feel that I must committ to my new job without being distracted by running the football club. If I could possibly find a way to do both I would. I love everything about this club and I am very upset to have to step down, but if there is somebody else who can committ to the time and long hours and hard effort that are put in on a weekly basis to run the club then now is the time for them to step forward and make themselves known as a candidate.
I will still be in my role until the AGM and will also be part of the board making the decision as to who my successor will be. Anybody considering to put themselves forward needs to be committed to the club 150% be prepared to attend all fixtures, represent the club at meetings and be a leader for everyone.
My number one priority is securing the lease for all ages of our club in a working relationship with Kettering Town FC for the next 25 years. There is a lot of work ahead with not alot of time to sort it all.
I will miss running the club immensly and I have tried so hard to find a way to stay on but have not been able to find the solution so I must put myself and my family first. I will still be around and be a supporter of the club and it is fair to say that with many many tears in my eyes it will be so very very hard to walk away from a huge part of my life.
To all of my managers, committee members, volunteers , players and supporters I cannot possibly thank you enough.
To my wife thank you for backing me even when you did not want me to do it. I could not possibly have asked anymore of you in your support in my role.
This is a love, a passion of mine that I will miss terribly. I hope that we are able to find a suitable successor soon.
I will miss you all and thank you. Stewart Glendenning.