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       The board of directors at Yate Town Football Club have announced
       they have a new Chairman.

       The Bluebells have announced Mark Thorne is the new chair of Yate Town
       Football Club after long-standing Chairman Colin Pick decided to step down
       from the position over the weekend.
       The  board  of  directors  appointed  local  businessman  Mark,  following  his
       recent spell as commercial manager at the club. Mark Thorne said he was
       happy to take the role in his home town.

       He said: “I would like to thank the board directors for their backing and for
       having the confidence in me to take on this role. I am aware that I follow a
       number of very notable bodies as chair people and I have some big shoes
       to fill.”
       Following a number of recent losses, the club are now focusing on avoiding
       relegation from the Southern League Premier.

       He added: “I have spoken to the first team manager and will support him
       in whatever way I can to make sure we have the best chance of avoiding
       dropping out of the Southern League Premier Division. John and I are both
       local people who only want the best for the club and we’re looking forward
       to seeing what we can achieve. It’s very important I hit the ground running
       and fully understand what’s going on and off the pitch financially and also
       the structure of the football club. The club has some very important home
       games coming up so I would like to take this opportunity to thank the fans
       and urge them to continue to support us. I would also like to thank Colin
       for  his  years  of  loyal  service  and  look  forward  to  continuing  to  work
       alongside him.”(
       Former Chairman Colin Pick will remain as a director on the board and will
       continue to focus on ground development projects at the club. Mr Pick said
       he believed the club needed a new direction and is fully behind Mark to
       implement this.
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