Long Serving Taylor Calls It A Day

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Armthorpe Welfare chairman Steve Taylor has stepped fown from the position after 16 years of service and 33 years at the club with Lee Carmody set to take over.

Taylor has accepted an Honoury Member position having first joined Welfare as a player in 1984 where he went on to be captain and then player-manager in 1987.

And now after becoming chairman in 2001, he feels it’s the right time to move on.

“Thanks to everyone I’ve had the pleasure of working with at the club,” Taylor told the club’s website.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it but now’s the time for someone else to take the club forwards. Best of luck to Lee and everyone in the future.”

New chairman Carmody joined the club’s management committee last year and said: “I would like to thank the committee for the opportunity to help guide the future of this historic grass roots football club. Also, on behalf of everyone at the club, I’d like to thank Steve Taylor for his efforts during his time as Chairman.

“I grew up in Doncaster the son of a skilled and well respected semi-professional footballer (and a proud miner) desperately wishing I had inherited my father’s footballing prowess – sadly I hadn’t! – all those skills went to my younger brothers!

“I have however always been an avid follower of local football and when my younger brother Michael took over the first team Manager’s role at Armthorpe Welfare FC, a club our family has had long standing connections with and held a special place in our footballing hearts, I couldn’t have been more pleased for the team.

“Our immediate challenge is of course to finish the season as strongly as we are able before setting our sights on a successful 2017/18 campaign. The Toolstation NECL Premier Division presents us with a great level of football and we know it’s where we deserve to showcase our skills. We have a top class playing surface and have some great ideas and plans to make some improvements around the ground.”


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