Yeovil Town club chairman John Fry has put forward a proposal for him to lengthen his 13 year stay at Huish Park by two more years as both Chairman and Chief Executive. The proposals are to be heard by the full Board of Directors later in the month.
Speaking to the official site Fry explained: "I am committed to the Directors and the majority shareholder's vision for this club. Yeovil Town must continue its progress towards Championship football at Huish Park. The plans to develop the football and the 26 acre site at Huish Park have been outlined to me and will provide an exciting future. After 13 years of success as Chairman and Chief Executive at Huish Park I would like to be a part of this challenge and will be offering my services as Chairman/Chief Executive for the next two years. I hope this will be approved by the Directors later this month."
Fry has also indicated that the board is likely to be expanded in the near future with two additional directors being appointed to the board. Ciderspace's expectation is that these will either be non-shareholding or minor shareholding directors at the club, with club owner David Webb unlikely to be amongst their numbers, although it is quite possible the appointments may be selected or vetted by him. Given the direction the club plans to take with off-the-field developments, it would be no surprise if Fry's targets were for personnel with specific experience in the management of such projects.
Fry explained: "We already have four supporter directors John Fry, David Cox, Stephen Allinson and Paul Sargent who are doing an exceptional job. However, I feel we need further expertise to assist me with the new developments and I shall be recommending to my colleagues two additional non-executive directors. The plans outlined are as exciting and committed as the team's performance at Chesterfield on Saturday. This club has a big future in the Coca Cola League and under the right stewardship is more than capable, with skill and determination, to herald in another sustained period of success at Yeovil Town Football Club."
Ciderspace has recently been critical of some of the statements coming out of the club over the last weeks, believing them to be detrimental to the relationship between the club and its supporters. However, we strongly welcome the club getting back on track towards more positive newscasts and look forward to Mr Fry putting more 'meat on the bones' towards the club's development plans in the future. Any plans that allow the club to expand its business long term whilst also safeguarding its current position as a League One club will be welcomed if they can reach fruition.
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