Frickley looking for new chairman

Stepping down: Gareth Dando.
Stepping down: Gareth Dando.

Frickley Athletic are looking for a fresh face to lead the club following the decision of Gareth Dando to step down as chairman at the end of the season.

The Blues are wanting someone who can bring investment, business experience and enthusiasm to the role to help drive the club forward.

Outgoing chairman Dando said: “When I became chairman five years ago there were two main things we wanted to achieve off the field; to help put in place a successful junior set up and to improve our facilities with the aim of increasing our involvement in the local community and building a sustainable long term future.

“The academy now has over 150 kids playing under the Frickley banner and an enormous amount of hard work has gone into that, which is a credit to all those involved in its growth.

“With the club’s new changing rooms and community facilities due to open in early summer, we’ve achieved both those goals.

“We’ve also established great links with local businesses, community groups and schools so there are strong foundations in place.

“Now we’ve built that sustainable base and expanded the club as a whole, the time is right to step aside after five years and create space for someone with the right skills and contacts to take the next step to move the club forward.”

Anyone interested in a confidential discussion about potential involvement as chairman can contact Gareth Dando by email to or by ringing 0779098469.