Connah’s Quay Nomads announce new co-Chair

JD Welsh Premier League high-flyers Connah’s Quay Nomads have announced the appointment of a new co-Chair. 

Following an announcement that the club will transition to a community-based ownership structure, Victoria Roycroft has been appointed co-Chair of the club’s executive football board alongside long standing club Chair John Gray.

The two will head up a board consisting of Andy Morrison and Jay Catton as first team directors, Tom Houghton and John Nixon as treasurers and Roma Gray as board secretary.

Roycroft’s role will involve the overseeing of general day-to-day affairs of the club, whilst ensuring the club maintains progress on and off the pitch as it eyes a third consecutive campaign in Europe.

Once Welsh Premier League strugglers, Connah’s Quay are now a recognised force in the top flight after Andy Morrison took the helm of the club in November 2015.

He guided the club to a play-off final victory against Airbus UK in his first season at the club, and has seen them win twice in the Europa League with a first qualifying round victory over Norway’s Stabaek Fotball and a first leg win over Finnish giants HJK Helsinki in June 2017.

The move comes as the club transitions to full time football, with several players including Nathan Woolfe and Declan Poole on full time contracts.

Speaking to club’s official website, Roycroft said:

“No one can deny that the progress of The Nomads over the last five years has been outstanding.

“The Board’s challenge is to ensure the Club maintains this forward momentum, within the budgetary and legal constraints that all WPL clubs have to cope with. Having been involved with the Club for over 18 months, I have a clear understanding of what needs to be done and I cannot wait to get started.”

Connah’s Quay sit second in the JD Welsh Premier League, joint on points with first placed TNS. They face a tough away fixture at rivals Bala Town on Friday 10 November for a 7:45pm kick off.

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