At a meeting of the Board of Directors held today by video conference, Philip Day was appointed Chairman of Grimsby Town Football Club.
The Club has not had a Chairman for several years, but the Board agreed that it was now a suitable time to make such an appointment. The challenges facing the Club are immense during a period of great uncertainty.
Mr Day commented: “It is a great honour to be appointed as Chairman of my hometown Club and I thank my fellow Directors for the confidence shown in appointing me. My first match at Blundell Park was in the 1958/59 season and like so many of my fellow fans I was hooked. There have been so many memorable matches since that time together with the joys of promotion seasons and the despair of relegation seasons."
"This is probably the most difficult time for the Club in its 142-year history. We do not know when we will be playing football again and under what conditions. We are looking at different scenarios and planning and budgeting accordingly."
"Hopefully, we will shortly have more certainty as to whether the current season will be finished by playing or terminated without any further games and the plans for next season. What is paramount when going forward is the health and well being of the players and staff. We should not do anything which would jeopardise that."
"We have a united Board and we will work tirelessly to ensure that the Club survives this crisis. I am aware that many fans want to help us in this endeavour. When we have the certainty referred to above then we will be in contact to discuss with fans how they can assist. Together we will get through it.”