Two of Tonbridge Angels popular and hard working directors have decided to resign from the Board as part of the process for electing a new Board for 2017/18.
John Gibbons has been a director for eight years during which time he has represented the Reserves, Academy and Youth sections of the club with distinction always aiming and succeeding in giving the best opportunities to young people. This aim has been set against the ever present budget constraints that exist at a club like Tonbridge Angels and at times John has had to use all his diplomatic and management skills in enhancing the reputation of the club. Above all, he is quite simply a thoroughly nice guy always ready and willing to share his invaluable advice and support. John has been appointed a Life Vice President so we hope to see him around Longmead for many years to come.
Colin Fry is also standing down with immediate effect from his second period of office on the Board. As one time chairman of the club Colin, or should we call him ‘Fryco’, oversaw the construction of the two mezzanine stands behind the north and south goals which provided both comfort and atmosphere for the Angels faithful and arguably turned Longmead into a real football ground. In more recent times as well as coming out of his first retirement to strengthen the Board after the departures of Gary Pass and Nick Sullivan, Fryco has been synonymous with some very successful Sportsman Dinners , and a portfolio of uproarious pre-season club tours to Geordie Land. Always a fantastic host in the Boardroom we shall miss his business acumen and experience in running sporting organisations.