Chairman & Vice Chairman stand down

10 months ago By Ronald Bridges

Board accepted the resignations of both Geoff and Darren Cartwright

Following a recent board meeting it was with regret, and sadness that the Board accepted the resignations of both Geoff and Darren Cartwright, the clubs Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

We would like to place on record our sincere thanks for the tremendous amount of work and investment that both Geoff and Darren brought to the club.
This includes our fantastic "Y Morfa Venue" clubhouse, state of the art floodlights and a huge amount of ground improvements that have made this club proud of its facilities.

At a board meeting last week the clubs former General Manager, Tony Thomas, was appointed Chairman, and the board also moved swiftly to add several more directors.

The new Chairman Tony Thomas said: "We all are saddened to lose not only our Chair and Vice-Chairman, but also we have lost two great friends. They leave the club in a very good place, both financially and with plans well on-course to add further developments which will enhance Y Morfa Stadium further. This club is indebted to both Geoff and Darren and what now stands on Penmaen Road will be forever a testament to their hard work over the last 5 years.”

"We, and this club, will continue to move forward, and with the team our excellent Manager Gareth Thomas (Perry) has put together, we certainly can look forward to further exciting times for Conwy Borough FC."

Darren Cartwright: "As we explained at a recent board meeting, it is with much regret and sadness that Geoff and myself have had to come to the decision to step down from our roles at the club, but we feel that due to increased business commitments that we can no longer provide the time and commitment that the roles and responsibilities, that come with it, demand.

"It has been a pleasure to work with everyone at the club all over the past 5 years and would hope that in spite of last seasons disappointment "on the field", that the club can be seen to be a better place for our efforts. Despite a great number of challenges along the way that have had to be overcome, the club has seen a great deal of investment with the new clubhouse and floodlight system and in addition to that a vast amount of hours spent in trying to operate the club at the most professional level possible with an FAW domestic club license now within reach. A Youth Academy was also launched and hopefully this, alongside the junior section, can continue to develop and benefit the club in years to come. The clubhouse is now providing a much needed revenue stream to help support the club into the future along with the strong partnerships that have been built within the community and local businesses. Plans to continue to develop the club are also in place and ongoing.

"On the playing side, in spite of least seasons disappointment, we have enjoyed some memorable seasons winning the League Cup and then finishing in Runners-Up position three seasons ago. The HGA league has become a much tougher challenge in recent seasons and last season was a very difficult one to take and for that we are sorry that the first team results fell far short of what was expected. However, looking ahead with a change of direction on the playing side under a new, experienced, proven management team who can hopefully provide the impetus that the club needs to get back to where it belongs and regain momentum, an exciting season will hopefully lie ahead.

"We wish to express our sincere thanks to all of the board members, club staff, supporters and volunteers whose support and tireless work and sacrifice has been invaluable and greatly appreciated, and to all of the sponsors and local businesses who have helped to back the club. We also thank all of the managers, coaches and players who have provided many memorable moments along the way.

"Moving forward, the handover process has been completed with much of this seasons planning put into place to help ensure a smooth transition. We wish the new chairman Tony Thomas, the board and the club every success this season and in the years to come."

Where next?

Welsh Cup Draw 1st Qualifying round to be played on 19th August

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