Gloucester City chairman Rod Jenner has departed the club.
In a statement to fans and club volunteers, he said: “It is with much sadness that today I announce my resignation as Chairman of Gloucester City Football Club.
“I came to the role, reluctantly, under very difficult circumstances and perhaps during one of the most critical points in the club’s history. During a massive period of upheaval and change for the club, both myself and now former Vice Chairman Chris Gage, provided a stability and leadership which saw us retain National League status and with the team we built around us, provided resilience across multiple club roles and delivered progress on the Stadium. I spoke some months back to Eamonn about my intentions to step aside at the end of the season, with my family and my rapidly expanding business now demanding more of my time; and we had agreed that this announcement would come once both planning was secured and the funding application submitted.
“I would like to say to Mike Cook, the coaching staff and players, a huge thank you for the work they did both on and off the pitch in securing National League South status for next year. I would also like to say a massive thank you to all of the volunteers at the Club whom I’ve worked very closely with these past two years and whose support, advice and dedication I will be forever grateful for.
“Gloucester City is an incredible club, full of amazing supporters and volunteers, whose history I’m proud to be a part of and whose future is exceedingly bright. I’ve no doubt that the club will, with the financial backing it now has at board level and the new Supporters Trust Board now working in tandem with the club, return home to Meadow Park in the very near future. Finally, I would also like to say a massive thank you to Eamonn McGurk, who first brought me into the club. I’ve assured him that I will do whatever I can to help the club in the back- ground and I look forward to working with him on some exciting projects going forward.
Kind Regards and Up The City!
Club owner Eamonn McGurk commented: “I would personally like to thank Rod for his contribution over the last two seasons in helping me bring stability to the club. I wish him well with his upcoming wedding and I’m sure will this not be the last Gloucester City see of him. From an industry standpoint, I am very excited to see the growth of Dowdeswell Estates and look for- ward to seeing some of their impending projects come to fruition.”