Paul Beddow is stepping down as chairman and director at Billingham Town.
Beddow has been at the club for two years and he said as part of an open letter:
“This is probably one of the most difficult emails I have written and likely to send. Today will be my final day as chairman of Billingham Town Football Club, a club that I care deeply about the club and holds so many fantastic memories.
“It is not a decision I’ve taken lightly and I have thought long and hard about this over a number of months. I reluctantly took on the role as chairman in February 2018 at the request of Neil Martin.
“At that time, the club was in turmoil and I made it clear that this wasn’t a long-term project for me. I was coming up to retirement from a senior management position and I agreed that I would take on the role until I got the club back on its feet, or for the season, whichever came sooner.
“I could see the potential the club had and still has. After our first full season, we were league champions, and I hold some cherished memories. However, at the end of that season, I felt that I needed to remain in place when the club moved to the first division to help address the challenges of promotion.”