Ebac Northern League Division 1 club Ashington have confirmed Brian Shotton as their new chairman.
The Northumberland side shared quotes from Shotton on his appointment:
“I want to pay tribute to Ian Lavery who has served as Chairman of the club for more than a decade having overseen the move from Portland Park and the transition to Woodhorn Lane. Ian leaves behind a dedicated team of volunteers and facilities that are a world away from those first provided when the club was moved out of the town centre to make way for its redevelopment.
“I have a long affiliation with the football club going back to the early-90s and I have seen how it has changed over that period. As a local businessman I am under no illusions about the challenges that running a football club at this level can bring but I am excited at the prospect of continuing to build the club and to ensure that it remains a focal point of Ashington’s community for many years to come.
“We have a great opportunity to ‘press reset’ at this football club to begin a new era and with the support and dedication of the board, management and playing staff, the excellent supporters, the fantastic junior section and wider community I can only envisage future successes. We would welcome dialogue with any persons that may be interested in becoming involved with the club as well as the businesses and community organisations.”