Bywater to step down as Frickley Athletic chairman

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PETE Bywater will stand down as Frickley Athletic chairman and director at the end of the season.

Bywater has spent over a decade at the South Elmsall club but announced his decision to leave at the club’s general meeting last week.

He said: “After over a decade at the club I have decided to step down as chairman, I originally took the decision in September but decided that it would only be right for me to see the season out.”

He continued: “After all the good times I have had at Frickley I feel that this is the right time for me to leave. It is time for someone with fresh ideas to take the club on and hopefully take it further.

“In the time I have been here we have managed to stabilise the club, so I know I’m leaving it in good hands. However, I couldn’t have done it all without the support of the fans which are extremely special at Frickley or without the many volunteers that have helped out over the years.

“Being at Frickley has been a great experience, I’ve met people I will never forget and had the opportunity to do something I love. I wish the club every success in the future and hope they will still be present in another 100 years. Many Thanks to you all.”

The Blues have to make an announcement over who will replace Bywater as club chairman.

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