Rochester United welcome Lloyd Hume and Paul Bowden-Brown to their board

Thursday 16th March 2023

ROCHESTER UNITED have appointed Lloyd Hume and Paul Bowden-Brown to their Board of directors.

The Rede Court Road club play in the tenth-tier of English football and sit in fifth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table, having collected 42 points from 26 games.

Matt Hume’s side are holding a place in the final play-off berth.

Snodland Town (51 points from 25 of 32 games) are in the automatic promotion place, while the play-off places contain Lydd Town (46 points from 27 games), Larkfield & New Hythe (44 points from 25 games), Faversham Strike Force (43 points from 26 games) and Rochester United.

“Lloyd Hume will come into the club as joint-chairman joining Matt (Hume) and Paul (Bowden-Brown) will come in as the director in charge of the club’s operations,” said a club statement.

“It is a decision that has been made by the existing board of Trustees for several reasons.

“The club with the Youth input in the last two seasons has now grown beyond belief even in such a short period of time.

“In addition to the first team, we now have an under 14s in the Kent Youth League and 12 teams in the local Medway League with three new teams potentially joining the club’s youth section next season.

“We need to strengthen the current Board if we are to move forward as a club in the coming seasons.

“Lloyd will help the club to go forward not only with his previous experience in football and management but also in a financial aspect which will allow the club to grow not only as a club but also as part of the community.

“Paul will bring his extensive experience gained from the many years he has worked in non-league in senior positions at a number of clubs at all levels that he has been involved with and he will enable us to move forward with grant and planning applications and also he will be responsible for putting in place new structures, systems and facilities to support our continued growth as a successful and local community club for the future.”

The Spartans travel to Hextable on Saturday to play eighth-placed FC Elmstead.