Ramsgate: Paul Bowden-Brown steps down as company secretary to spend time visiting his football friends around the non-league circuit
Paul Bowden-Brown has stood down from his position of finance director and company secretary at Ramsgate.
Mr Bowden-Brown joined the Isthmian League South East Division club in 2018 as chairman, at the same time becoming their finance director and company secretary for both the club and their CIC companies.
“Having reached the ripe old age of 74, Paul was very keen to ensure that he enjoyed and organised his remaining years enjoying the sport that he loves and has been a great part of his life within non-league football for over 41 years,” said a Ramsgate statement.
“He wanted to be free to revisit many other clubs and friends around the South East whether it be on a Saturday or midweek game.
“Therefore, after considerable thought and long discussions with the shareholder, the former Maidstone United chairman decided it was the right time to stand down and resign his formal roles at Ramsgate FC.”
Mr Bowden-Brown added: “I wish nothing but the very best for Ramsgate FC and it’s true and valued supporters.
“The club is being directed under the excellent leadership of Richard Lawson (shareholder) and James Lawson, the chairman.
“With the new 3G pitch project at Southwood that started last week, it will certainly make the club financially sustainable and a greater hub of the local community.
“Since joining in 2018 I have had a great personal respect for the supporters of this fine old football club and I hope that remains reciprocated between us.
“They deserve every success that comes their way for their tireless commitment to their beloved Southwood.”
Mr Bowden-Brown, who has also been involved with Ashford United and Thamesmead Town and supports Maidstone United, will work on penning a book that uncovers the true facts of his time within the sport, especially his journey that he had with the supporters of Maidstone United since 1992.
Richard Lawson added: “The club would like to thank Paul for his valuable contribution to the club throughout the most uncertain times football clubs have ever faced.
“His many years of experience will be grateful missed and we wish him well for the future and look forward to seeing his book for sale in the club shop.”
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