Statement from East Thurrock United
WE are absolutely delighted to be able to announce that Tommy South has agreed to become the new president of East Thurrock United FC.
Highly respected both locally and around the wider non-league circuit, Tommy has followed our fortunes closely over the years, and was always a welcome, if somewhat occasional visitor to Rookery Hill during his Purfleet/Thurrock FC days. Since the sad closure of his beloved Thurrock FC at the end of the 2017-18 season, Tommy has become a regular attendee at our matches.
Tommy told Rocks Online, “I would just like to say that I’m chuffed to have been invited to become president of the Rocks. I have many good friends amongst the new and previous management at the club, as well as supporters and past players. I have always been made very welcome when attending games at Rookery Hill. Hopefully, the experience I have gained in non-league football can now play a part in helping the club move forward, as we look forward to an exciting new chapter in the club’s history. I am also good friends with new manager Paul Martin, and I trust that the whole club will get fully behind him. Come on you Rocks !”
Chairman Steve Wiseman said, “Like everyone at the club, I’m delighted to welcome Tommy on board. Apart from being a great guy to have around, his vast experience and non-league knowledge will be invaluable as the club moves positively forward into a new era.”