Spalding United chairman to stand down

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Spalding United face the second half of the season searching for a new club chairman.

Andy Gay, who has led from the front superbly since the beginning of the current campaign, has informed his boardroom colleagues that a change of employment means he has to step down from office at the end of January.

He says that his new job will entail him travelling away from home for long hours at a time and what ‘free’ time he has will have to be spent with his family.

Gay said: “Being chairman has been a challenge I have cherished, but my change of employment will not allow me to devote the amount of time needed to continue.

“But I am not walking away totally. My wife Jennifer and I will continue to be involved with the social club and we will help out in any way possible if time allows.”

Co-vice chairman Eddie Reeve said: “During his time in office Andy has done sterling work for the club, promoting us in so many ways as a community club.

“He has seen the youth section grow to 20-plus teams from the youngest age group to under-18 and a reserves team, winning promotion last season, to bridge the gap to the senior side.

“In addition he has been instrumental in the refurbishment of the social club and the provision of a new covered standing area for spectators.

“He will be a hard act to follow, but if there is anyone in the community, man or woman, who feels confident enough to fill the void, then I ask them to get in touch.”

Anyone interested can make contact in the first instance via-e-mail to secretary@spaldingunited.net

Tonight’s trip to Gresley has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Tulips are back in action at home to Basford United on Saturday.