The Board of Directors at Weston-super-Mare have announced that after three and a half years as Commercial Director, Neil Keeling will be stepping down from his commercial role at the club. 

Due to increasing family and business commitments, Keeling has felt it necessary to reluctantly curtail his duties within the commercial environment.

Whilst retaining his Directorship on the Board, he will be part of the process in finding a suitable replacement so the level of service is maintained with the club’s valuable sponsors and all commercial aspects of the Club are kept moving in the right direction.

Keeling said: “I hope my time as Commercial Director has helped the club achieve a better and more professional image both to the fans and the wider community. The business relationships the club has built in the past few years have formed a solid foundation for the club to push on and achieve better things. I owe it to my family and everyone at NK Sports to now focus my time with them. The Seagulls will always play a part in my life and I will always help out where ever and whenever I can, who knows what the future may hold.”

On hearing of Keeling’s decision, chairman Paul Bliss said on behalf of the Board of Directors: “We are greatly indebted to Neil for his substantial contribution in raising the awareness of the club in the town and to the great sponsorship deals he has negotiated during his time with us. We would like to publicly thank Neil for his efforts that we hope a successor will be able to build on.”

Managing Director Oli Bliss added: “I would like to thank Neil for his support over the past few years. I knew he was going to be an asset to the club when I asked him to join. I have known Neil for many years but it has been a pleasure working with him. It is good that he will be remaining on the Board and like Neil has said, who knows what the future will hold.

“I wish him, his family and his business all the best”.

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