Glenn Heathcote has stepped down as the chairman of Workington Football Club after three years in the Borough Park hot seat.

He relinquished his position purely for work related reasons, informing the Board of his decision before Christmas.
He attended his final game in an official capacity on Saturday.Workington AFC

Born in Workington and a life-long supporter of the club, Heathcote is now based in the north east and is the Managing Director of John Lilley & Gillie.

“I am disappointed that I have to resign from the Board but my day job has assumed increased responsibilities following a takeover of the company,” he said.

“However, I will continue to do as much for the club and help out as and when I can if required by the Board, but not in any official capacity.”
“It has been an honour and a privilege to have been associated with the club I have supported since I was a boy. The highlight was undoubtedly the play-off semi-final against Blyth Spartans last April and, like all Reds fans present, I will remember that fantastic game and magnificent performance by the team for a very long time.”

Heathcote became a director in the summer of 2013 and succeeded Humphrey Dobie as chairman in December of that year. He helped steady the ship after the club’s relegation from the Conference and has overseen the last two seasons when the team reached the play-offs.

“I would like to thank all those who have given me help, support and friendship during my time as chairman and wish everyone associated with the club my best wishes and let’s hope for another tilt at the play-offs this season – or even that elusive promotion!” he concluded.

The club would like to place on record our thanks for Glenn’s hard work and leadership over the last three years.

Directors Don Blackwell and John Mackay will adopt the role of temporary joint chair in the short term.

Supporters can be assured it will be business as usual as we continue to work hard behind the scenes to develop the club.

With this in mind, we would like to announce that, subject to FA approval, Alec Graham and Mike Rollo will be joining the Board in the near future.

Source: Workington AFC

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