Biggleswade United have announced that Gareth Davies, until recently chairman at London Colney is to become the club’s new chairman, taking over from Chris Lewis, who will become the club’s new vice-chairman.

Manchester-born Davies, who now lives in Biggleswade, said of his new role:

“When I was offered the chance to take the helm at Biggleswade United Football Club it wasn’t hard to say yes. Having first been here back in 2016 with Ware I was immediately struck by the professionalism and friendliness of the club and it always stuck with me.

“When I took control of London Colney this season Tracey was at the end of the phone to help me and guide me in certain areas and that again showed me the class that the club has. Chris Lewis has done a great job so far; getting Guillem (Balague) involved and guiding the club to where it is now has been no mean feat. The foundations are now in place on which we can build.

“I want to take the club as far as it can go. If we look at teams that that have progressed from this level, Stevenage is the one that stands out. Who’s to say we can’t achieve what they have?

“We’ve got a great set up here at Biggleswade United, but we need the facilities to back up what we have behind the scenes, things that make the club what it is. If I can deliver on new facilities, if I can help to move the club even further forward than it has been taken over the past few years then that would be an amazing result for football and the local community.

“I’m a big believer in having fun and doing things with a smile and that’s the feeling I get from being at Biggleswade United. The youth set up is amazing and the effort the coaches and players put in each week is a joy to behold. There is nothing that would give me greater pleasure and pride than to see one of our players works his way from the Under 6s all the way up to the first team.

“The fact that we have so many young boys and girls with us who have the opportunity to progress through the ranks all the way to the first team is due testament to the club and its philosophy. Going forward we have a great young coaching staff in place taking charge of the first team this season and who will be looking to build on the foundations left by Cristian and Stuart, two coaches I have known for a while and have an enormous respect for.

“The decision to go with a younger management team highlights the clubs belief that investing in youth and giving them a chance to grow at the club is the way forward and I’m very excited and can’t wait to see just where this new chapter will take us.”

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