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New chairman for football club

Following an Emergency General Meeting last week, Winchester City Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chairman, Ken Raisbeck, writes Matt Richbell. Ken has been involved with the football club for several years, most recently last season as Head of Youth & Development. Ken is also Chairman of Winchester Youth FC, who have now amalgamated with Winchester City Football Club and as a result, the new community club have over 500 players of all ages. Ken is heading up a new Board of Directors that will be overseeing the running of the football club as well as developing future plans including implementing a 4G pitch at The Simplyhealth City Ground to create a hub for the local football community. In asking him about his vision for the future Ken commented “Winchester City FC has a wonderful heritage and the role of any incumbent management board is to ensure the club is on a sustainable footing for future years. The key is to develop and activate partnerships across the local community and use football as a vehicle for positive engagement. Football like many other industries is having a tough time and we are not sure what the immediate future holds, but when football does return we want a product that the City of Winchester can be proud of and one that inspires future generations to get involved in football”. First-Team Manager, Craig Davis, has welcomed the changes at the football club; “It’s exciting to be part of this project and I know the players share our ambition. Winchester is a great club and I look forward to working with the new board of directors to deliver the success this club deserves. I can’t wait to welcome fans back when safe to do so and l hope this includes many new ones keen to see our brand of football ” Winchester City Football Club has created a ‘Future Fund’ to support the club during these difficult times on Just Giving -https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/matthew-richbell The club welcomes the support that it has received to date of its supporters, committee members and local community but remains on the lookout for the support of local businesses and there are some exciting sponsorship packages available at the football club. For more information, please contact commercial.wcfc@outlook.com.

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