WHITCHURCH Alport FC have announced the appointment of a new co-chairman.

The club has revealed Tony Rogers as the new co-chairman, alongside current chairman and former manager Luke Goddard.

The joint-chairmanship will remain until the club's Annual General Meeting, scheduled for mid-May, where it is expected Goddard will step down from the role which he had agreed to take on back in December on an interim basis.

With the uncertain times around the COVID-19 crisis, the club's committee agreed it was the perfect opportunity to regroup and plan forward so whenever football does resume, they have a clear vision, structure and belief in the club.

Tony is an avid Alport supporter and the club say he was a standout candidate in regards to both his passion and knowledge both from a business and football perspective.

Following his appointment, Tony sent a clear message to all connected with Whitchurch Alport FC.

"I'm both delighted and extremely proud to have been elected as co-chairman of our great club," said Tony.

"I'd like to thank the committee for electing me into the role, and showing the faith in me in doing so.

"During the current crisis, clearly, everyone's health is paramount, but that doesn't mean we can't all start planning the way forward in readiness for when normality returns.

"Whitchurch Alport FC, as we all know, have made great strides both on and off the pitch.

"That said, I feel we've nowhere near yet reached our full potential, and I shall work as hard as possible to help achieve that further advancement and indeed future successes.

"We have a great committee already in place, many, many brilliant volunteers and, of course, our loyal and superb fan base.

"Together, we can, and will, achieve what the club is capable of, and I can't wait to crack on with things."