Worksop Town Supporters Society passes unanimous vote of no confidence in club chairman and asks owner to remove him

Clark, right,must decide on the future of Smith, centre
Clark, right,must decide on the future of Smith, centre

Worksop Town Supporters Society have passed a vote of no confidence in club chairman Ian Smith.

The vote was taken at last Friday’s AGM, with members agreeing to ask club owner Jason Clark to remove Smith from his position.

Tigers are financed by the supporters, and run by a decision making committee – but majority shareholder Clark has the final say over Smith’s future on the board.

Society spokesman Kevin Keep told the Guardian: “The first item was the apologies of non attendees, and when I got to Ian and Ann Smith the membership stopped me and asked what Ian’s intention was on moving the club forward.”

“An individual, seconded by another member, asked that we vote on the chairman’s position. This was done and I asked for a show of hands and it was unanimous with no abstainees.”

“The members asked that a committee member contact Jason asking he removes Ian from the post of chairman.”

A further statement from the club will follow a committee meeting on Tuesday.

Last August Smith, a shareholder, took a back seat, saying: “I have a lot going on in my own life at the moment and as a result I made a decision to take a step back with regard to the football club.”

Supporters have been unhappy with a lack of clarity surrounding his role and his absence from many games.

The Guardian has asked both Clark, who stopped funding the club a year ago, and Smith for comment.