Grantham Town chairman steps down

Chairman Pete Railton is stepping down.
Chairman Pete Railton is stepping down.

Grantham Town’s chairman has stepped down from the position just a week before the start of the new season.

Pete Railton said his decision to stand down as chairman of Grantham Town, a position he has held for the last 18 months, was influenced by work commitments.

Mr Railton will continue as a director of the football club, a role he has held since joining the board three years ago.

Mr Railton’s time as club chairman has seen the Gingerbreads consolidate their position in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

Mr Railton said: “It is with sadness and after a lot of thought and consideration that I have taken this decision.

“The role requires 100 per cent commitment and due to my current workload, I am unable to give the job everything it needs.

“I have enjoyed the challenge and I am extremely proud of what the board of directors at the club have achieved over the last 18 months.

“I know that whoever takes the role on will have everybody’s full support in taking the football club to the next level.”

The board of directors will appoint an interim chairman until the club finds a permanent replacement for Mr Railton.

Anyone interested in taking on the role of chairman should write to the board at Grantham Town Football Club, South Kesteven Stadium, Trent Road, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 7XQ, by August 23.

Interested parties should outline their plans for the club, including their investment plans.