29/10/2009 : Yeovil Town Official Statements : Hayward Joins The Board
29 October 2009 : Hayward Joins The Board
Yeovil Town Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of major shareholder, Norman Hayward, as a director on the main board.

On making the announcement, Chairman John Fry said:

"Over the past few years a profound change has taken place in the football business, which is wreaking havoc on the running of clubs in the lower leagues. In addition to this and for some considerable time now, all clubs have been operating under very tough trading conditions."

"We are not immune from this, and after a season on season fall in gate receipts, a full audit of our operating costs with that of a "behind the scenes" review of our operating structure, has now been concluded."

"As a result of this review and on the recommendations of the executive committee, the directors will be implementing changes to safeguard the future stability and security of the club. I am pleased that as a director, Mr Hayward, will now be involved in the "front line" decision making on the future development of the club."

The Chairman went on to say:

"I am delighted with Norman's appointment. He has unquestionable inspirational vision, commitment and belief in the support for Terry Skiverton and in the future of Yeovil Town FC."

"When I joined the board with Mr Hayward over fifteen years ago, we inherited serious financial problems from the previous regime."

" The club was in fact broke, and not only did he help turn the financial situation around, but, over the years since, he has made a major contribution to the club including the provision of funds to build the home end stand for our terrace supporters."

"He also had the vision to convert the football operations at Huish Park, from part-time semi professional to full-time professional status, and on which our success has been built."

"Norman is one of only a handful of directors in our long history, who have gone unnoticed, but who have made a significant and influential contribution to our development, and without which, the club would not be where it is today".

In a statement on his appointment Mr Hayward said:

"I feel very positive about what is happening at Huish Park, and also about Terry Skiverton, the players, the off field staff and our future prospects in the Football League."

"Both on and off the pitch we are now working as one team, focussed, ambitious and committed. Confidence is now returning throughout the club, and I hope the fans will back Terry, Nathan and the players to get it right."

"During the fifteen years that I have been involved with John Fry at YTFC, over 44 clubs have been in administration. That's well over half the clubs in the Football League!"

"To the credit of everyone involved with YTFC, not only has the club remained financially viable, but "on the pitch" we have achieved three promotions and have kept our place in League One for the past five seasons."

" This is a remarkable achievement for a club located in a town with one of the smallest populations (41,000) in the Football League. Our board, management, staff, sponsors and supporters, must be doing things right."

"However, we must not get complacent and as a director, I am determined to continue the club's progress, as we look to develop an even more professional, open and effective business structure, whilst at the same time being sensitive to the needs of the fans who support our club so passionately".


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25/10/2011 Blue Sky Over Huish Park YTFC Link
25/03/2011 Supporter Communication Plans YTFC Link
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10/05/2009 Club Announce Profit For Year Ended June 2008 YTFC Link
16/10/2008 Fry Issues "Hands Off" Warning YTFC Link
07/06/2008 Starnes Answers Mildenhall Comments YTFC Link
12/12/2007 New Chief Executive At Huish Park YTFC Link
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10/27/2015Glovers Chairman Replies To The CriticsYTFCLink
8/4/2015Stadium Complex Planning ApplicationYTFCLink
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3/31/2015Glovers Profits Up, But There's A Challenge Ahead - ChairmanYTFCLink
3/31/2015Supporters In Face To Face With Club BossesYTFCLink
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10/14/2014'Stay Calm' Says ChairmanYTFCLink
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4/19/2014Gary And John In Rallying CallYTFCLink
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3/17/2014Captains Of Industry Show Their SupportYTFCLink
3/4/2014Fry's Q and A DocumentYTFCLink
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2/25/2014Club Deny Mitchell TalksYTFCLink
2/25/2014Development Details For CouncillorsYTFCLink
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