Grantham Town chairman Steve Boam steps down

Steve Boam
Steve Boam

Grantham Town this week confirmed that Steve Boam has stepped down as chairman of the club.

Mr Boam will be replaced by Peter Railton who joined the football club’s board of directors four years ago.

The outgoing chairman was at the helm for the last three years, having been a director for six. He will remain on the club’s board.

Grantham Town issued a statement this week: “The board of directors can confirm that Mr Steve Boam has stood down as chairman but remains a director.

“Relocation of his home away from Grantham and pressures from his expanding business mean that he can no longer commit the time to the club necessary as its chairman.

“The board wish to place on record its thanks for Steve’s leadership during his spell as chairman during which the club has achieved so much. They are extremely pleased that Steve remains involved with the club as a Director.”

Mr Boam carried on the initiative to put Grantham Town’s finances on an even keel and was behind the Gingerbreads’ Northern Premier Division One South championship winning season in 2011-12.

His successor, Mr Railton, was elected as chairman at a Grantham Town board meeting on Tuesday.

Mr Railton joined the board of directors in 2008 and has recently been overseeing the commercial side of the club.