Selston FC AGM 2017/18
The club held it’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday at the Pavilion, a number of changes were made to the committee on the night.
Chairman Mark Wilson had already decided to stand down, after 15 years with the club and signed off his tenure with the following statement.
“As my final AGM I would like to thank each and every one of you for what you’ve done for me, the club and our community over the past 12 years it’s been an incredible journey and I’ve met some really special people who will be my friends for life. I’m not going to go on and it’s been hard to decide how to sign off so I thought a short list of our achievements over the past 12 years would be the best.
Became Chairman in 2006
We had 4 junior teams, now we have 11
No senior teams now we have 3
We had a committee of ten now we have 20 plus
No Level 1 caches now everyone is, some level 2
We had 1 pitch with no grass, now we’ve several with
5 senior league titles
5 senior cup final wins
14 junior league titles
11 junior cup wins
5 senior promotions
We have a soccer school
We provide specialist keeper training
Awarded FA Charter Standard Club Status 2012
FA Charter Standard Club of the year, Notts and East Midlands 201-17
Countless events including the now fanous Chairman’s Day
NSL Groundhop winners
Our first team now playing step 6 football
New dug outs
A memorial bench
A stand with seating and a new roof
New pathways, railings and signage
A new toilet block
A pavilion that’s now fit for purpose
A bar with a full licence
Beating Alfreton Town 2-1 in first game under floodlights
I could go on and on the list is endless, I’m extremely proud of where we are, as Chairman I feel I’ve taken this club as far as I can it’s time for fresh faces, new thoughts and ideas.
When I look around the ground I still can’t believe what we’ve done. I could ever have imagined sitting down in a stand watching our first team play on a surface that looks like Wembley, under floodlights with over 100 paying guests who can have a beer and a pie in our bar, when 11 years ago we didn’t even have a kit never mind a team to play in it!
Special thanks to Derek, Tig, Nicola and JC whom have been with me from the beginning I can’t begin to tell you how much respect I have for you. To everyone else who’s come and gone thank you all it’s been amazing, to my mate Craig Bates rest in peace son miss you.
I hope you all get behind the new Chairman and show him or her the same respect, commitment and passion that you’ve all shown me.
This club has a massive future as long as we all stick and walk together. I’m not leaving the club totally I have a few projects I want to work on, including securing funding for the club, the new pavilion and working with the school and council to get a new 4G pitch for us to use.
Finally thank you to my rock and the reason I’ve been able to go on this journey my special wife Tina, she’s had to put up with everything that goes with the job and more, I really couldn’t have done it without you x
Mark has captained the ship as Chairman for 12 years and the fact that his short list is, well, not very short shows what an excellent leader he has been.
Jay Clifford steps in as Chair, Deene Ball as Vice Chair, Tracey Purdon as Treasurer whilst Nicola Johnson remains as Senior secretary, Pam Sharpe as Junior secretary and Hayley Sharpe as Chile Welfare Officer.