Following on from tonight’s resignation announcement, the remaining board members of Forres Area Soccer 7s would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing board members Graeme Ferguson, Kev Skivington and Claire Rhind for the commitment shown to FASS over recent years.
Unfortunately, the recent statement made on behalf of Graeme and Kev didn’t quite tell the complete story and the board, being extremely disappointed with the tone and content of the statement, feel compelled to reply.
A change in the club’s management was necessary as the board was in danger of losing 5 board members due to a widely felt dissatisfaction about how the club is being run.
The club struggles to run effectively with our current low number of volunteers let alone losing 5 board members who pitch up week in and week out, help out at events and lots of other tasks that keep the club running.
A club the size of FASS requires strong day to day management and unfortunately this wasn’t happening. At no point were Graeme and Kev asked to leave, in fact the positions of Honorary President and Child Protection Officer were genuinely offered and the board wished for both Graeme and Kev to remain active board members with FASS.
The board have already carried out a reshuffle of roles at this evening’s board meeting and have appointed another Child Protection Officer to ensure the welfare of your children remains of paramount importance.
The board would also like to reassure parents that the footballing experience enjoyed by all our players will not suffer due to these changes. We are busy planning for the remainder of the season, our upcoming tournament and end of season get together.
We wish Graeme, Kev and Claire all the very best and wish them all good fortune in their future endeavours. If you have any questions regarding any of the above please don’t not hesitate to contact the board.
Paul Lynch, Chairman, Forres Area Soccer 7s