Ebbsfleet United’s Board of Directors have announced that Dave Archer has stepped down from the board, a move which formally took effect at the same time as Peter Varney’s resignation.

He will, however, remain in his vital role as General Manager of the Fleet. The Vanarama National League side say that, ‘in typically self-deprecating fashion, Dave did not want his resignation from the board to distract from the send-off justifiably given to Peter Varney last month.’

Archer fulfilled a personal ambition of his in joining the Board and assuming the title of Director on 1st June 2017. Fleet fans will since be aware that he, uncharacteristically, was off work through illness recently and did not join the Fleet Supporters’ Trust coaches on a number of away fixtures in that time. The club have confirmed he has now returned to work at the Kuflink Stadium.

Fleet vice chairman Dean Pooley said, “Dave has decided to step down from the Board but he will continue to concentrate on his role as General Manager, doing what he does best and amongst many other things, working closely with our wide range of sponsors in seeking to secure their continued commitment for next season.”

Since returning in January, Archer has been active in his position as general manager working to secure deals that will see Fleet into 2018/19 and beyond and he continues to seek new business and partnerships for Ebbsfleet United FC in that role. The club intend to be in a position to confirm new and renewed commercial deals in the coming months.

Archer added, “I remain committed to delivering for this club to the best of my abilities and to working alongside Dean and Stuart Butler-Gallie on a daily basis to build on the great platform that we have all established since 2013.”

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