Club Sponsor Visit the club sponsor's website - www.Millbank.com

News Archive

 
Search : 

10 Jul 2018 : New chairman and vice-chairman at Runcorn Linnets

The Trust Board of Runcorn Linnets has elected Mike Bignall (pictured) as club chairman in succession to Mark Buckley, who resigned recently for personal reasons.

At the same time, Jon Urquhart becomes vice-chairman with both being voted in unopposed to take up their positions immediately.

As deputy chair, Jon takes over from Paul Eastup, who has chosen to stand down because of business commitments. Paul will, however, stay on the board to continue his work in the Trust club's finance team, alongside other duties.

New chairman Mike, 44, works as a compliance monitor for a leading mobile communications company and became a Trust Board member at fan-owned Linnets 19 months ago.

Since successfully standing for election at the December 2016 AGM, he has taken a keen interest and a full and active role in the operational side of the club.

He has co-ordinated new sponsorship opportunities, attracting new partners, and is also the licensee at the Millbank Linnets Stadium.

Mike said of his appointment and ambitions for the future of the club: "It's with mixed emotions I take on the role of† chairman. Mark has done an amazing job to get the club this far over the last two years and I was saddened to see him step down.

"But I can't wait to start working with Jon and the rest of the board, and of course the management team, players and supporters. We have an amazing club and a lot to look forward to."

Jon, 41, has been a lifelong supporter of the Linnets and is employed as a manager in the warehousing industry.

He was co-opted earlier this year for a second spell as a Trust Board member.

Jon believes that exciting times lie ahead for the club after Hallmark Security League title success for the first team in 2017-18 and with it, promotion to the EVO-STIK League.

"Continuing the hard work and endeavour that Mark and Paul put in is not going to be an easy task, but it is a challenge that I am really looking forward to getting my teeth into, alongside the new chairman Mike, who I have known personally for a long time.

"Hopefully we can work together to bring continued success to the club, both on and off the pitch."

Jon has already filled a variety of roles at Linnets and will continue as kit manager for the club's first team.

Recent Headlines

16 Feb : New recruit signs up for defensive duty with Runcorn Linnets

16 Feb : Runcorn beat Clitheroe 0-5

14 Feb : Linnets paired at home to Lairds in Senior Cup semi

12 Feb : Runcorn beat Congleton Town 4-1

09 Feb : Linnets bring in teenage midfielder Coady

09 Feb : Runcorn beat Kidsgrove Athletic FC 2-1

08 Feb : Matt's the keeper of top January player award at Linnets

05 Feb : Runcorn lost to Trafford 1-3

27 Jan : Runcorn Linnets are On The Ball for football's fight against period poverty

26 Jan : Runcorn draw with Leek Town 1-1

25 Jan : Defender Matt Russell is released

19 Jan : Runcorn beat Prescot Cables 2-1

18 Jan : Linnets' striker search ends with signing of Liam O'Neill from Padiham

12 Jan : Runcorn lost to Atherton Collieries 0-3

08 Jan : Runcorn beat Stalybridge Celtic 5-4 after penalties (1-1 AET)

06 Jan : Kyle Hamid is our Bowland Brewery Player of the Month for December

05 Jan : Linnets continue to take plaudits in debut EVO-STIK League campaign

29 Dec : Runcorn beat Skelmersdale United 2-1

26 Dec : Runcorn beat Widnes 0-1

22 Dec : Runcorn lose to Droylsden 0-4

21 Dec : Linnets boss brings in goalkeeper coach

21 Dec : Update from our Annual General Meeting

20 Dec : Skelmersdale home game brought forward to Saturday. December 29th

20 Dec : Supporters Club Christmas Draw winners

Runcorn Linnets FC Crest

Evostik Football League

Charter Standard Club

Respect FC - Uniting against the ugly side of football


Webb's of Runcorn


Site Last Updated
12:59 22/2/2019

This site has had 5289897 Visitors


For comments, questions or corrections please Contact Us.
Payments can be made to the club through our Online Checkout facility via our payment page.
The site and its content are Copyright © 2001-2018 Runcorn Linnets FC. All rights reserved.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
This site uses Cookies. If you do not consent to this, then please switch them off in your browser, or leave now.