Histon stunned as Baldwin stands down

HISTON Chairman Gareth Baldwin has resigned from his position due to ill-health and stress with immediate effect.The Board elected Tony Roach as the new Chairman in a majority vote and Gareth assumes the role of Vice ChairmanTony's major responsibility as Chairman of the Club is to secure the financial stability of HFC and to help do this in part, the club is actively seeking new investors and sponsors.

HISTON Chairman Gareth Baldwin has resigned from his position due to ill-health and stress with immediate effect.

The Board elected Tony Roach as the new Chairman in a majority vote and Gareth assumes the role of Vice Chairman

Tony's major responsibility as Chairman of the Club is to secure the financial stability of HFC and to help do this in part, the club is actively seeking new investors and sponsors.

However, the club is keen to thank all current supporters, sponsors and advertisers for their continued involvement in these tough financial times.


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It is also the Club's intention to develop the youth policy from the Academy through to the Scholars and to further develop the first team by bringing youth players forward.

Tony Roach has been involved with HFC for the past 3 years. He is a successful local business man starting JK Environmental and Sons Ltd in 1997, the company was then acknowledged as the 49th company in the Sunday Times Fasttrack 100 Companies in 2002.

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After selling JKE in 2007, Tony and his wife Julie, bought The Banyers Hotel in Royston and after a total refurbishment the hotel is now running to a high standard offering weddings, parties, corporate events, Christmas parties and fine dining in beautiful surroundings. In April 2007, Tony then bought Omar Homes out of Administration. Omar Park Homes Ltd is now a major sponsor of the Academy and Club alike.

Tony said ”Histon Football Club has established a reputation as a friendly family club during Gareth Baldwin's highly successful tenure as Chairman and the Board wish to carry this on, and with the support of the loyal fans we are committed to taking the club forward. We want the buzz back at the club that we had last year and with some streamlining and forward planning there is no reason we cannot achieve this.

“But if it wasn't for myself this year and Angelo Dama (club director), I don't think we'd have a football club.

"We've had to bail the football club out heavily and there's a lot more to do. We've got to keep the wolves from the door.

"We've got to sell players and the fans have to understand that. The manager Steve Fallon understands that and knows what we need to do for the club's future.”

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