Margate FC chairman Alistair Bayliss steps down from role

Alistair Bayliss

Margate Football Club has confirmed Chairman Alistair Bayliss has stepped down from his position with immediate effect.

Having taken on the role in 2016, Alistair guided the club through one of its toughest periods, dedicating unlimited amounts of time, resource and energy to stabilise the club and its future.

This included the appointment of promising young manager Steve Watt, who alongside his coaching staff of Steve Brown and Mike Sandmann, is building one of the most exciting squads seen at Hartsdown Park.

There has also been construction of a new 3G football pitch to turn the club into a seven-day-a-week venue open to the whole community and investing heavily in the fan experience to recognise and reward the loyalty of supporters.

At the start of the New Year, Alistair made the decision to step down and it is one that, with a mixture of regret and respect, the club and board have accepted.

A club spokesman said: “Margate FC would like to thank Alistair for the insurmountable work he has done during his time as chairman. Work instigated, led and delivered by him that will ensure the club can become stronger as time goes on.

“The club won’t quite be the same without you, Mr Chairman. We wish you well and thank you, once again.”

The club will keep supporters updated with plans for the interim period. In the meantime, any official enquiries should be directed to [email protected]