Fisher FC chairman Ben Westmancott has stood down from his role as the head of the supporters’ owned football club.
Westmancott has been at the helm of Fisher since they reformed in 2009, after Fisher Athletic were wound up in the high court, and has championed the ideal of creating a community club in the north of Southwark.
Chief amongst his and the clubs initial aims were to return to their Bermondsey and Rotherhithe heartland which was achieved this summer when the club moved to their new base at St Pauls Sports Ground.
With that primary goal achieved the amiable family man has decided to stand down as club chairman. He said: “It has been an honour to serve the club over the past seven years and I’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that has helped in so many ways.
“We set ourselves two objectives, to rebuild the club and to return home. We have delivered on both. “I am a firm believer in the old adage that what got us here won’t take us there, and now is time for a fresh perspective to take the club to the next stage of its new life.
“I would like to thank past and present board members, our Patron Simon Hughes, Supporters Direct, Fairview New Homes, and League and FA officials for all their support. “But more importantly, I would like to thank the loyal fans of the club, whom I count as friends, for coming on the journey, singing as we’ve progressed from nothing to a thriving club that is thankfully back in the heart of the community in which it belongs.”
Current directors Dan Feeney and Simon Shipperlee will serve as interim Co-Chairs until a new appointment is made. On the pitch Fisher continue to struggle for form this season and suffered a hefty 4-1 defeat against Lordswood in a Southern Counties East Football League game last Saturday.
On Tuesday night the Black and Whites bagged a point against Erith & Belvedere after Trey Williams cancelled out a Paul Springett effort for the Deres. This Saturday Fisher entertain Hollands & Blair at home, a 3pm kick off. For more information visit www.fisherfc.org.