Blue Square Bet
Published 14th May 2012
.....board due to business commitments.
Kenyon said: “It has been a privilege to be chairman of Hyde FC in a season where we have seen some fantastic football resulting in our players becoming Blue Square Bet North champions for the first time in our history.
“It is with deep regret that I have decided to step down as chairman and board member. Due to business commitments I can no longer give the time necessary to fully perform the duties of chairman as I would wish.
“I was very saddened that Gary Lowe and Martyn Booty felt that they had to leave the club due to budget restraints, but as I have always said, the budget must reflect the income.
“I would like to say thank you to John Manship for his financial commitment two years ago, without it we would not have survived to witness this special season.
“Andrew McAnulty was elevated from supporters` club secretary to football club secretary overnight. This is by far the hardest job in the club and Andrew performed it faultlessly. Andrew’s shrewdness in rearranging games early on in the season, I think, played a part in helping us win the league.
“I thank our most recent director Joe Kitchen for his help and the advice he has given me.
“Mostly, I thank the supporters and helpers. I will not name names for fear of leaving anybody out but we all know who you are. Your help and support have been immense this season and it has been a privilege and an honour to work with you.
“So next season, in the Blue Square Bet Premier, Dee and I will be swapping the boardroom for the terraces again.”
Also, as announced at Monday’s supporters’ meeting, Tigers chief executive Ted Davies has resigned from the board to concentrate on his role in developing the club’s new football academy.