Stamford name new chairman

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The Daniels have announced that former chairman Bob Feetham has returned to the role following a unanimous decision by the board this week.

He replaces Chris Rivett who left the club after failing to persuade enough shareholders to sell their stake in the club earlier this year.

Mr Feetham, who has been chairman once before, said: “A number of other commitments made it very difficult last time round but now I am able to involve myself on a more regular basis

“These are exciting times indeed for the Daniels and I am wholeheartedly in support of the community involvement being developed round the proposed new stadium. It is the way forward.

“I also feel that people at the club have handled difficulties over the last year extremely well and continued to make progress. For instance, on the youth front, there was nothing when I was here before. Now we have nearly 200 registered youngsters across a number of age groups. That’s all credit to Guy Walton and a number of dedicated coaches.”

“Finally, I arrive on the eve of a thrilling play off final at Kettering Road - that was some achievement to win at Belper and to do it is style.”

On the playing side, he added: “Manager Wayne Hatswell has brought stability to the manager’s role and I very much look forward to working with him.”

Welcoming the appointment, Director John Burrows said: “This is a very good appointment and it’s good to see Bob back with such enthusiasm.

“You could argue that the next 12 months are the most important in the club’s history as we prepare to move to a new ground. Bob’s expertise and leadership will be a great benefit to the club.”