Lewes FC is announcing that Club Director and co-Head of Men’s Football Management, Barry Collins is stepping down from his positions.
Barry joined the board in 2014 and has provided invaluable support to the club not only as a board member but also for the past few seasons as Club Secretary. He will continue with the secretarial duties for a short time until a new official is appointed. Barry’s decision was made for personal reasons, partly down to wanting to enjoy football as a fan again. “I’m probably the first football director to stand down to spend more time to watch football.” He added “It’s been an enormous privilege to serve as a director of Lewes FC and spend the past five years working with some great people across the club”
Lewes FC Chairman and Co-Head of Football Management, Stuart Fuller, said:“ It’s a sad day for the club but for also me personally. I’ve worked very closely with Barry for the last few years, taking every kick, feeling every tackle of the team. I know the huge sacrifices he has made by constantly going over and above what could have been expected in his role. I fully understand his reasons for deciding to stand down and he will be a huge loss to the club. I’m hoping that we can still use his immense knowledge of the Non-League game to help us in the future”.
Barry will be in his usual spot for Saturday’s FA Cup game against Bowers & Pitsea, at the bottom of the players steps, that is when he is not running down Ham Lane chasing a shot that’s flown out of the ground.