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Crawley chief executive to step down
10:10am Tuesday 20th November 2012 in Sport
Crawley Town chief executive Alan Williams will step down from his position at the end of this season.
Williams said: “When I look back at my three years in the role I do so with immense pride in what I have helped us to achieve.
“With the support of our shareholders and sponsors, we have gone from a non-league club to one challenging for the play-offs in League One while the Broadfield Stadium has been transformed along with the match day experience.
“We have a small but hardworking back-office team who have helped us achieve so much, of whom I am immensely proud. I have made many friendships with people who are part of Crawley Town FC including of course, many of our wonderful supporters, that I hope will endure for a long time.
“There have been some fantastic highlights: the trip to Old Trafford and two promotions stand out but I am also proud of what we have achieved off the pitch to make Crawley Town FC a well respected and admired member of The Football League.
“I feel it is time for me to step down and make way for someone else with a fresh perspective and new ideas to take the club to the next level.
“I will continue to be a director of the football club and the Board have tasked me with the responsibility of finding my successor. I look forward to working with them to create a seamless transition moving forward. “I sincerely hope they have as much enjoyment and satisfaction as I have had and I am looking forward to seeing Richie Barker and the players build on the success we have all enjoyed.”
Co-owner Susan Carter said: “It was with great reluctance that the Board accepted Alan’s decision to step down at the end of the season.
“Alan has played a major part in the transformation of the football club over the last three years. His input, enthusiasm and dedication is recognised and appreciated by everyone. Alan has been instrumental in building a successful ‘team’ off the field, who are equally dedicated to the success of Crawley Town.
“We are extremely pleased Alan is going to remain on the Board and will help us find his replacement. I’m sure all our supporters will join me and my fellow directors and shareholders in thanking Alan for the part he has played in the development of Crawley Town FC since he came to the club.”