Whitehill Welfare is pleased to announce that Mark Allard has joined the club as Chairman with immediate effect. Mark has been a familiar face around Ferguson Park in recent months, helping the club on match days and at fundrasing events. The Committee are delighted that Mark has agreed to come on board, where his commercial experience will be invaluable as we look to secure the long-term future of the club.
Commenting on his appointment, Mark said, "I would like to start by saying that I am delighted to have accepted the role of Chairman here at Whitehill Welfare Football Club at what I believe is an exciting time for the club.
That may sound strange to some given that we have just been relegated this season and we have just lost a new manager, but after chatting with the committee and working on our plans for the future, I believe that we are entering a new and exciting era for our club that will get us back to where we want to be.
After some unsettling times over the last couple of years, it is now time for Whitehill Welfare to move forward and to get some stability and confidence back in our ranks.
My first task has been to be involved with the appointment of a new manager and with an imminent announcement to come I am sure that we will have a team of people in place that will bring us that much needed stability and will also help us to start working towards bringing us back the success that a team like ours deserves.
I will be focusing on the ongoing rebuilding off the park and working with a young committee who have done fantastically well and have worked above and beyond the call of duty to keep Whitehill Welfare going in challenging times.
I plan to bring more business minded people like myself on board and add some good football people to the non playing side too to help us to build our financial stability and grow the Whitehill brand.
I encourage everyone associated with the club to get behind the new manager once announced and to support a committee that are determined to bring the good times back to Whitehill Welfare."
Updated 20:11 - 4 May 2019 by James Stout