Buxton FC chairman Tony Tomlinson steps down

Tony Tomlinson.
Tony Tomlinson.

Buxton Football Club chairman Tony Tomlinson has made the decision to stand down after 11 years at the helm.

The announcement was made following a board meeting last night (Monday), when director Dave Hopkins was appointed his successor.

Tomlinson, who will continue to serve the Silverlands club as vice-chairman, said: “There can be no greater honour for a virtually life-long supporter than to become chairman of his club.

“It has been a privilege for me to work within a behind-the-scenes team for the past 11-and-a-half years to help Buxton FC enjoy some remarkable success as we advanced from close to the foot of the NCEL to a challenging position in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

“Dave Hopkins has already made a big impact within the club, re-establishing the under-19s side and promoting remarkable events like the Military Wives concert, the two end-of season-dinners and the forthcoming Manchester United Legends match, all for the club’s benefit.

“Continuity is so important in a club and it is time for me to step aside to enable a most capable younger man to drive Buxton FC forward.”

Tomlinson added: “I would like to thank my fellow directors, past and present, the Mega Bucks agents and members and the club’s loyal supporters for the backing and help they have given me.”

Another change at the Silverlands sees Colin Theedom step down as club treasurer though he will remain on the board, with Chris Brindley once again taking on this position.