GUISBOROUGH Town FC’s recently appointed Chairman Andy Willis expressed his heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has helped create a bright future for the club.
He said that despite the difficulties posed by Covid over the past two years, the KGV-based club had worked tirelessly to create a positive outlook for the future.
“There have been many reasons to smile in the face of recent adversity often linked to Covid, as our club continues to enjoy success on and off the pitch,” Willis said.
He proudly listed many highlights, particularly over the past 12 months, including the club’s first men’s team reaching the North Riding Senior Cup final as well as the continued growth and success of Guisborough’s women’s and junior sections. “Off the pitch, visitors to the KGV Stadium will have noticed our brilliant new floodlights as well as the wonderful upgrades we have made to the KGV Clubhouse Bar and the Priory Function Suite, all part of our ambitious new development plans,” did he declare. “But it doesn’t stop there as we will continue to work hard to improve the club’s pitch and facilities over the months and years to come.”
Willis made special mention of the club’s very committed volunteers and staff. “I have to say a huge thank you to all of these incredibly hardworking people who do an incredible job on and around the pitch, and to all of the coaches and assistants involved in all of our many teams at the club,” he said. simply wouldn’t be possible to do all that we do so brilliantly.”
Addressing the many businesses and individuals who support the club with sponsorship, he continued: “Sponsors are essential to any football club, so I would like to take this opportunity to express the club’s gratitude to each and every one of you. . Promoting your support not just financially but by attending our games has been overwhelming considering the financial hardship many of you have been going through recently.”
On the fans of the club, Willis added: “Like most clubs we have had to adapt to a new way of operating and although overall we are happy with the way we have adapted there are one thing that has remained constant and irreplaceable, and that is our supporters.To see fans – old and new – returning to the pitch this season and in vastly increased numbers has truly been humbling.
“Thank you all very much and we look forward to seeing you soon when the new season begins in just over two months.”