Ian Sherwood is new chairman of Swaffham Town FC

New Swaffham Town chairman Ian Sherwood. Picture: Club

New Swaffham Town chairman Ian Sherwood. Picture: Club - Credit: Archant

Swaffham councillor and former Town Mayor Ian Sherwood is new chairman of Swaffham Town Football Club.

Ian has agreed to take on the important role following Andy Farr's decision to stand down due to work commitments.

The committee approached Ian who spoke to a number of people involved with the club to seek their views prior to making the decision to take on the role.

He said: 'I was surprised to be approached but as a local to Swaffham and a supporter of the club for many years I can say I see this as an honour.

'I appreciate the hard work put in by so many people involved at all levels with Swaffham Town Football Club and as a supporter have always been very grateful for all the time and effort everyone involved with the club puts in.

'As chairman I look forward to becoming part of what is clearly a hardworking and committed club. All of us who enjoy football and at non-league level in particular will know it can be a roller coaster of good and bad times and I'm sure there will be some challenges both on and off the pitch as we go forward.

'However while I fill the role of chairman I want all involved with the club to know they can come and speak to me at any time when you see me at Shoemakers Lane.

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'Whatever your role or involvement in the club, I need to know what you all think and feel, so do please come and talk to me, if you have anything at all to raise in relation to Swaffham Town.'

For those of you who don't know Ian, he has lived in the local area all of his life, and lived in Swaffham for over 16 years before moving to Sporle recently.

He works in Swaffham and also served on Swaffham Town Council for over 13 years and has been Town Mayor on two occasions. He has represented Swaffham as one of our Breckland District councillors for over 18 years. He is married to Julie and has a grown up daughter.

He is on Twitter and you can follow him at @CllrIanSherwood or email him at cllr.ian.sherwood@btinternet.com

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