Gary Langley appointed Chairman at St Helens Town

Sun 19th April 2020 | St Helens Town
By Craig Kendall

St Helens Town AFC are delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Langley as the clubs Chairman with immediate effect.  

The club were keen to appoint the correct individual with a proven track record in the game at non-league level and Gary certainly fits the bill. 

Gary has a long history of involvement in non-league football and the senior game going back 25 years.  He is a Director and Development Officer of the North West Counties Football League and has been part of the leagues expansion and growth over the last five years, a time which has seen it almost double in size in club numbers and expand geographically. 

He is known in the game for his involvement at Cammell Laird FC and more recently as being part of the establishment of Litherland REMYCA taking them into the NWCFL as well as being active in local and national media via various outlets.  He will bring to the club additional experience in club operation as well as knowledge of the National League System and Club Development and growth. 

Speaking of his appointment he stated: “I’m honoured and delighted to have been appointed as Chairman of St Helens Town.  I was first made aware of the possible opportunity towards the middle of last season after it became known that I was considering getting back involved in the game at club level.  It had to be the right opportunity though and a club which had the potential to develop and push on. St Helens Town have all of that in abundance.” 

“I have undertaken a large amount of research into the club and it is the textbook ‘sleeping giant’ having a long history as both a club and as members of the North West Counties Football League.  As an entity, we have been around since 1901 and are well known around the game.  The Club has a high standing in the St Helens Community which goes beyond its borders and a responsibility for bringing a good standard of grassroots football to people of all ages and abilities.   The period of stability at the club needs to be the foundation for a strong future and as part of a Board of experienced and committed footballing people I look forward to being part of something very special.”  

Longstanding club Secretary Jeff Voller stated “When the committee became aware of Gary’s availability it was agreed that this was too good an opportunity to miss for the development of the club. Gary has been involved in the local football scene both at club and league level for a sustained period of time and he has all the qualities that we were looking for. We as a club were happy to wait for the correct candidate to come along and in Gary, we feel we have found the missing piece of the jigsaw that will see us develop both on and off the field and bring back the good times our loyal fans so richly deserve.” 

“The committee are looking forward to working with Gary and utilising the excellent skills set as we plan for the 2020/21 season and beyond”.  

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