We are pleased to announce that Chris Newbold has joined the Executive Committee. Chris is well known around the club but it is worth outlining his involvement. He saw his first home game in 1990 and by 1998 had become a dedicated supporter at both home and away games. He was invited to join the Supporters Club committee in 2000 and moved from membership secretary to vice chairman in his ten year association. He also took over the club shop in this period and improved every aspect of the operation.

From 2010 onwards Chris started to help me both on match days and in administration work. I really respected his contribution and in 2015 he took over as Fixture Secretary and effectively became Club Administrator. With all the pressures I face as both Secretary and Treasurer Chris has been a reassuring presence. He is very professional and has been involved in dealing with some complicated issues in recent times and has been diligent and thorough. I am sure he will add greatly to the Executive Committee and will be particularly helpful in the area of communications. Iit is good to see that Chris continues the trend that sees the make up of the Executive Committee feature only long term Hitchin Town supporters who care passionately about the club.

Chris had this to say about his appointment:

“I am happy to be given the opportunity to add my contribution to the Executive Committee and help develop the Club’s operations. In my current roles I have noticed significantly the ever-increasing need and demand for business compliances and exercising sound business practices, in order not only to be able to function and survive at this level, but also to ensure readiness to hopefully step up one day to the next level.

“To me personally it is vital to recognise how important it is to project and show professionalism in all that we do, and this is where my main energies will lie. There are many challenges ahead and much to do, but the future is exciting and we’re making a significant start this season with improvements in ticketing and media operations. And this is just the start…”