It’s all change at the top as Keep replaces Smith as chair

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Worksop Town have a new leader, in the shape of Kev Keep.

The long-time supporter, who has served as the head of the Supporters Society and decision making committee, has replaced Ian Smith, who resigned last week.

In a move sanctioned by majority shareholder Jason Clark, Keep was delighted to accept the new role: “It is with great pride that I accepted Jason Clark’s invitation to take on the role of club chairman.”

“Those who know me know what Worksop Town means to me, it’s a great honour to be chairman of this great club and I shall do my very best.”

Having been heavily involved in the new supporter-financed regime at Sandy Lane, Keep believes the future is bright for the world’s fourth oldest club.

“I believe the club is moving in the right direction, the community projects are going from strength to strength and the opening of the academy this summer will make the structure of the club even stronger.”

“I shall be working hard with others to try and ensure these projects are a success helping the club to continue to move forward.”

The club released a statement thanking the outgoing Smith for his efforts.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks for the work Ian and his wife Ann did for the club especially during a very difficult period when ground sharing at Ilkeston and the work he carried out in running the club’s U19 section in recent years, a programme that produced many good players including Tom Elliott who has gone on to earn a contract with the club.”

“The club wishes both Ian and Ann the very best for the future and hope to see them at games next season.”