Grahame Rowley has been appointed president of Altrincham Football Club after officially ending his ten-year reign as chairman.

Part of a new board that was formed with the club in dire financial straits 18 years ago, Rowley succeeded Geoff Goodwin as chairman in September 2010 and later became a key figure in the building of the Community Sports Hall at The J.Davidson Stadium.

Announcing the honour during a video of the club’s end-of-season awards on Sunday, director Lawrence Looney, who becomes joint-chairman with another board member, Bill Waterson, said:

“Grahame’s first contribution was to save the club because, at that point, it had significant debts and was probably on the verge of going out of business.”

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