LEWIS DARK TO LEAVE MANAGER’S ROLE WITH THE BLUES.
Grays Athletic can confirm that Lewis Dark has decided not to continue as Manager of the club next season.
Having taken time to consider his future after last week’s playoff disappointment Lewis feels that, for a number of reasons, he does not wish to commit to a further season in charge. He has prepared a statement for supporters that we will place on our supporters pages.
Grays Athletic Football Club would like to express its sincere thanks and gratitude to all our supporters who have brilliantly backed the club both home and away this season. Our support on the road has been incredible and our supporters are a true credit to our great club.
We would also like to thank our many volunteers who have worked tirelessly throughout the season to ensure that match days are enjoyable for our home support and travelling players, officials and supporters.It is a testament to these fantastic volunteers that the club is the envy of many non league sides and we are extremely grateful to every single one of you.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of the club. Being a homeless club brings its own financial constraints but we are honoured and humbled at the level of support shown by local businesses. Thank you.
STATEMENT FROM NEW VICE-CHAIR GAVIN HOLLAND
I am honoured to be appointed Vice Chairman of Grays Athletic Football Club and would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank the current Chair, Steve Skinner and the current Vice Chair, Glyn Jarvis, for their continued support. I would also like to address the GAFC fans, to assure them of my commitment to the club and the fight for Ship Lane, which I anticipate will be a significant element of my role in the coming weeks, months and beyond.
I have been involved with Grays Athletic Football Club for many years, primarily at a grass roots level coaching youth teams before expanding my role to include Club Treasurer. GAFC is a vital aspect of the local community, has a passionate fan base and deserves to have a home of its own once again, and I look forward to working alongside Lee Vehit and the rest of board to realise the club’s full potential.’