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After five years’ dedicated service our secretary Richard Palette has announced his intention to stand down to take up roles with both The Western League and Somerset FA. Richard joined us in 2016 and helped steer the club through the next three years including taking the difficult but necessary decision to seek voluntary relegation from The Southern League at the end of the 2018/19 season. Thereafter he was primarily responsible for rescuing the club from the financial difficulties which threatened its very survival and has played a major role in ensuring stability since then in particular during the upheavals of the past twelve months. His attention to detail and calm efficiency in all his dealings with the various processes and authorities have ensured that things have run smoothly as well as helping in promoting and preserving the club’s good name. He has made many friends during his tenure with The Cobblers and will always be a welcome visitor to The Tannery. He leaves with our thanks and best wishes for success in his new positions.

We are pleased to announce that Richard’s position will be filled by Steve Bambury who has kindly accepted our invitation to join The Cobblers. Steve comes to us after five years with Ash Rovers FC and is looking forward to handling the reins at senior level. Steve takes up his position effective from 1st April on which date the club’s email address will change to although Richard will keep the existing address ‘live’ for a while to ensure nothing gets lost in the transition.

Antony Randle

Kate Andrews



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