Shildon AFC Chairman’s Statement.

Shildon AFC long-standing Chairman, Brian Burn has made the decision to resign as Chairman of the club at the end of the season.

Brian stated “After a lot of consideration I have taken the decision to step down as Chairman of Shildon Football Club at the end of this current season. This decision has not been taken lightly but I feel that the time is now right to hand over the Chairmanship to Mr David Dent, a fellow Board Director who has worked alongside me for the last 5 years. Over this period we have set the foundations in place for moving the club forward on a number of different fronts and with David’s drive, vision and business acumen I have every confidence in him to allow the Club to achieve its ambitions both on and off the field.

“I have assured David and the board that I will continue to remain on the Board and will provide support to the new Chairman and the wider Board members in whatever capacity I can. I have extremely fond memories, experiencing some fantastic highs and also some heartbreak, being so close to Wembley and the League title. I still have the appetite to stay around and see Shildon enter a new era where I am sure we will be successful. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved at all levels, during my chairmanship who have helped me turn the club around. Well done to all and I hope we all give David as much help and assistance as you all gave me”.

David Dent added

“It goes without saying that it will be an absolute honour to take over the Chairmanship of this great football club. It’s also been a privilege to work alongside Brian who saved this club from extinction 10 years ago. A fact that will never be forgotten. I am delighted that Brian intends to stay on as a Director where his support will be invaluable. I am also extremely pleased to announce that he has accept the position of Vice President. Brian being as modest as ever felt it was not something the club had to do. We as a board were firmly believed that it represents a fitting tribute in recognition of all of the hard work he has put into this football club”

“We have a very hard working and talented Board who are all committed to realising our vision which is to be a competitive but sustainable community focused football club which our supporters can be proud of. We have made a great start but the forging of even closer relationships with our Supporters Club, Development Centre, sponsors and partners the Foundation of Light will all be integral to helping us exceed our expectations for the future. We have some exciting plans which we will unveil in the coming months”.

4 responses to “Statement From The Chairman”

  1. Peter crawford says:

    Top man Brian ,I have only known him for 2years but in that time he made me feel most welcome. Pleased he is staying on the board of directors.

  2. neil hope says:

    Thanks for 10years work well done pleased ya stayin on the board. Good luck to davy dent.

  3. Paul Mulley says:

    Many thanks to Brian, if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t have a Club to support. So glad you will still be around. Good luck to David, lets all get behind him as he takes the helm

  4. Mickey Turner says:

    Good Afternoon Brian what a great job you have done at the Club, I can remember talking to you about youth football up at Elm Road 10 plus years ago now. Look how far the Club has come along from the youngest members to the first team who have been a credit to Shildon. All the best Brian and look forward to buying you a pint, if ya ever need an Exeter City shirt or two for prizes in events you have just get in touch. Enjoy the second half of the season best wishes Mickey Turner Exeter Devon.

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