Iain has now passed over his shares equally to the 3 remaining directors and will have no further involvement with the football club. The lease for the land on which the clubhouse and the football club stand has now been transferred from Mr Humphrey to Daventry Town Foootball Club Ltd.
When Mr Humphrey took over the club 10 years ago, the club was bankrupt and was on the verge of collapse following the arson attack which destroyed the old clubhouse. The team were then a struggling UCL Division 1 side.
Since then there have been promotions, which have taken the club to its highest-ever level in its 131-year history along with FA Cup and FA Trophy runs. The club has also built a healthy junior section and will have almost 200 players registered to play for them this season.
Iain has left the football club with a fantastic legacy with a clubhouse the envy of most step 5 teams and facilities which, if used regularly by the local community, will support football in Daventry for many years to come. The committee are forever grateful to Iain for his contribution to the club over these years and we all wish him well for the future.
Iain has been presented with the framed shirt from the FA Tie v Chesterfield and a photo of the day.
The club will move forward operating as a “Not for Profit” organisation. Once the debts announced during the recent AGM have been cleared, the club will move to a Community based CIC or a charitable status. This is forecast to take place in 2019
The committee would like to ask the local community and businesses to come forward and support the club by any means possible.
Updated 20:30 - 3 Jul 2017 by Brian Porter