Evo-Stik League Southern Hereford chairman Jon Hale has stepped to concentrate on a new commercial venture he is launching.

Hale stepped down at the Evo-Stik League Southern’s Division One South & West leadershereford with immediate effect on Wednesday after the club’s board accepted his resignation after unanimously agreeing that the venture would cause a conflict of interests with his official role at Edgar Street.

In a statement on their website paying tribute to their outgoing chairman, Bulls officials said vice-chairman Chris Williams would step up into the role until their annual general meeting in December.

The club said: “On behalf of the club’s supporters, the remaining directors would like to place on record their thanks to Jon for the dedication he has shown to his role as chairman, and for his huge contribution to the club’s development.

Jon and his family will always be guaranteed a warm welcome at the club and everyone at Edgar Street would like to wish them all the very best for the future.

“Fans can rest assured that the focus, aims and ambitions of the club – to gain promotion to the Football League as quickly as possible and to continue to build a sustainable club that sits right at the heart of the local community – remain unchanged, and that the aims also include securing long-term leases on the Edgar Street Stadium, which will enable further investment in its facilities to safeguard the club’s future and ensure the best chance of all our ambitions being realised.”

Source: www.evostikleaguesouthern.co.uk

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