The takeover of Grimsby Town by 1878 Partners has been officially announced.

The Mariners, preparing for next season in the National League following relegation, have confirmed that John Fenty’s shareholding in the club has been acquired by Andrew Pettit and Jason Stockwood’s company.

Stockwood will be the club’s new chairman, with Pettit vice-chairman. Kristine Green joins the board to represent the Mariners Trust alongside Dave Roberts, while Philip Day will stay on to assist with the changeover.

Stockwood told the club’s website: “Grimsby Town belongs to the fans and the community; we are truly honoured to now be the custodians of the club, running it on their behalf. To that end, involving the fans is essential for us.

“We will listen carefully to them and will want their help in running the club properly and setting an ambitious, progressive, and crucially, sustainable vision for progress.”

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