Steve Kent, Chairman of Ryman League Premier Division club Billericay Town has announced that Glenn Tamplin is the new owner of the club.
In a statement released on the club’s website he said: “Recently, many people have made enquiries about ownership, but none have demonstrated the same desire and passion as Glenn. I have said many times that if the right person came along I would step aside. I think Glenn IS that person. Even before we completed he brought in new players and has improved the pitch, that kind of passion is just what Billericay Town deserve and need.
“Over the years, Billericay has become my first team, I still look out for the Spurs results but I no longer follow Premiership football as I once did. Its non-League now and always will be.
The games at Melbourne Park, that trip to Exeter, Swansea at home, winning the Essex Senior Cup, and our fans singing, `we`re winning in the rain` at Canvey will stay with me for ever. Billericay Town is blessed to not only have the complete diehards, but also so many more who have done, or are now doing, `their bit`. Long may it continue
“To those who messaged, emailed and spoke to Sharon and myself with thanks and kind words over the past few weeks, we are humbled and you have our sincere thanks.
“Billericay Town FC is blessed to have had so many volunteers over the years, (sadly some are no longer with us) who have done, or are doing “their bit”. Long may it continue.
“I’d like to give a special mention to the day-in day-out, week-in week-out, 20-plus year in year-out volunteers who, no matter what the previous result, or the weather, or what has gone on before, or what is happening in their own life, still turn up and get on with it, you are the heartbeat of the club. Because without you there would be no football on a Saturday, or under-21’s on a Wednesday, or youth, or ladies. Those who can do that for 20 years and more, just for the benefit of others, without seeking any kind of self-promotion has been an inspiration. Sharon and I would have been off years ago had it not been for you. Ian and Pat Ansel. Ron and Joyce, Derek Colyer, Mick Gladman, John Richardson, Alec Zimbler. Les Bridge, Roger Thomson, John Mason. Also thanks to Gary and Emma Clark who again for 20-plus years have given their time, their life, to benefit others. Andy Butt the ever-present steward, Keith, Howard, Graham and Paul…there are so many, we know who they are. It hasn’t gone unnoticed by Sharon and myself that you have served your club well and the help you have given has made our time at the helm an enjoyable one. Thank you.
“To the various Colts Board members, it has been a pleasure to help and sit alongside whilst you do great things for the youth of Billericay.
“Kim Coster, a nicer more driven positive person you couldn’t find, Thank you Kim it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with you.
“Craig Edwards. You all see him on the touch line, full of passion and an absolute unwavering determination to win. What most of you don’t see is the behind the scenes, way beyond a normal football mangers role, work he puts in. Whatever needs doing Craig has done it. He has also manged to deliver for us a competitive side season after season and that has come from pure hard work. Craig and I have had our ups and downs and if I had my time again, no doubts whatsoever, it would be Craig all the way.
“On to the now, and the future. I sincerely wish Glenn and Bliss all the best and I hope you can fulfil your dreams. Billericay is a special club. It has a rich and full history. The towns club and its residents deserve some glory, Get behind Glenn and give him your support”.