Hampton & Richmond FC can announce several changes to the Boardroom at the Club. 

Firstly, Graham Wood has stepped down from his role as Club President. With two previous stints as chairman and having been associated with the club for many years, Graham has played a big part in the history of Hampton & Richmond and everyone associated with the Beavers would like to thank Graham for all of his hard work and commitment, and he will always be welcomed back warmly at the Beveree as a lifelong friend of the club.

Following on from this news, Jacques Le Bars will be stepping down from his role as Club Chairman, in order to replace Graham as Club President. Jacques has helped to steer the Club for a number of years now, and he expressed his excitement in taking up his new role. "I'd like to thank everyone who has supported both myself and the football club during my time as Chairman. It has been a real privilege to serve this Club and this community, and I'm excited to see where we can push on to from here, with myself in a new role. I'd like to also thank Graham personally for everything he has done for us over the years." 

Finally, Vice Chairman Ben Hudson, who was originally brought into the Club by Jacques, will now assume the role of Club Chairman. Speaking to Ben, the new Chairman opened up on plans for the future. "We always want to compete. We always want to aim to be in and around the top spots come the end of the Season. I know that the general feeling at the moment for fans, and for myself, is one of heartbreak at missing out this past Season. However, with a figure such as Alan leading us on the field, and our team delivering an improved fan experience off the field. I'm very confident that Hampton & Richmond can continue to grow as it has done over the last 18 months."

Commenting on Ben’s transition into the Chairman role, Jacques believes Ben is a great fit and deserving of the promotion. "Ben was someone I was keen to get in when I first became Chairman. His knowledge of both business and football meant that he was an ideal right-hand man, proving to be a massive part of steering the Club through some difficult times and has always shown a high degree of due diligence. I wish him all the best of luck in the role."

Congratulations to Jacques and Ben in their new roles and another huge thank you to Graham Wood for his years of service.

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