Smith stands down at Borough

Len Smith presided over Eastbourne Borough's remarkable rise

Len Smith presided over Eastbourne Borough's remarkable rise

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Len Smith has stepped down as chairman and director at Eastbourne Borough.

A guiding force of the club for more than 40 years, Smith presided over Borough’s remarkable rise from County League football to Conference premier.

After recovering from a stroke in 2011, he returned to full-time involvement at Priory Lane but has now decided to stand down as chairman of the football committee and board director for the sake of his health.

He leaves with the club – which began as Langney Sports – top of Conference south.

Vice chairman and long-time friend Mick Grimer said: “It was Len’s vision and enthusiasm that realised a dream of a successful football club for Eastbourne. It was Len’s drive that overcame apparently insurmountable obstacles to build the club and stadium into what it is today.”

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7:16am Tue 2 Sep 14

Sid East Brighton says...

The man done good.
The man done good. Sid East Brighton
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8:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Piglet1 says...

well played that man!
well played that man! Piglet1
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9:25am Fri 5 Sep 14

hubby says...

Good Luck Len.
You are an inspiration and you did things the right way.
No quick fix,but a balanced plan to take your club forward and keep it there.
Good Luck Len. You are an inspiration and you did things the right way. No quick fix,but a balanced plan to take your club forward and keep it there. hubby
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