Tuffley Rovers have confirmed that Dan Boon is to take over the Chairman role on an interim bases, replacing Neil Spiller who stepped down from the role two weeks ago.
Spiller confirmed on social media that he was vacating the role after the club’s digital presentation evening two weekends ago, but will remain in his long-standing club secretary role.
Boon takes the position for the short term to work alongside Spiller and Head of Football Development Ken Blackburn in shaping the ambitions of the club and overseeing a new era, which includes the Development side starting life in the Hellenic League Division Two West.
In a statement released by the club, Boon has praised the club’s recent developments and is hoping to continue where Spiller left of as Chair.
“The club has been moving in the right direction for some time, so I’d like to pick up where Neil has left off,” said Boon.
“Working with him and the rest of the committee to put Tuffley Rovers in a position where we can offer facilities and a club culture that we can be proud of.
We need to look at creating an environment where all of our teams, coaches, spectators and anyone connected to the club enjoy their football, whilst we also become as competitive as possible, challenging for silverware in as many competitions as possible.
However, we also need to focus on player development and retention, so individuals can see a pathway to whichever level they aspire to play at, as well as establishing a much stronger community presence, creating partnerships with the local community and then with more organisations across Gloucester,” Boon added.
Departing Chairman Spiller has welcomed the swift move to bring Boon into the role and believes that Boon is the right man for the job going forward.
“I am delighted Dan, who is someone who has become increasingly involved in the club, has stepped up to take on this role,” said Spiller.
“I think we’ve made great progress in recent years, but I felt that we need to spread the load by stepping back from some of the responsibilities that come with being the Chairman.
With Ken’s role now clearly established, I thought it was a good time to hand over the reins and Dan is, in my view, the right person to take this forward,” Spiller added.