Grantham Town vice-chairman steps down

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Grantham Town’s longest-serving director and deputy chairman Darron Quinn has resigned from the club.

Mr Quinn has recently set up a new car sales operation which says he needs to give his full time and attention and will no longer be able to play a full role at the football club.

Mr Quinn said: “I have to give this new business investment my total 100 per cent commitment, I cannot do otherwise. It is a decision which has been very difficult for me because I love this football club – it has been a big thing in my life for years.

“To be a director at Grantham is a demanding job in itself. I have been part of a close-knit hardworking team, I will miss it. I sincerely hope the club goes from strength to strength”.

Club chairman Pete Railton said Mr Quinn’s resignation had come as a shock but the board of directors understood and accepted his reason for leaving. Mr Railton said: “Darron has been at the centre of our club for such a long time. His drive, enthusiasm, good humour and commonsense approach will be greatly missed and hard to replace. Nobody has done more for the club in my time here.”

Mr Quinn has been associated with Grantham Town for 15 years, and he and his wife Jacqueline together ran the social club side of the club for several years.

Mr Quinn became a director in 2005 and was chairman prior to the appointment of Steve Boam, since which he has acted as deputy.

Club president and former chairman Roger Booth said he would be missed by everyone at the club: “ He is what it says on the tin – he says what he thinks and he does what he says he will do. He has done just about every job for this club except play football. He will be welcome back anytime.”