NCEL: Maltby Main appoint new chairman

Wilf Race
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Wilf Race has been appointed as the new chairman of Maltby Main.

Race is a familiar figure to the Muglet Lane faithful having previously had two spells as manager as well as director of football.

A move upstairs, however, is a complete change of direction for Race who is more used to being in the dugout - but he stresses he is looking forward to the new challenge.

“I feel honoured to have been asked to take on the role. I am under no illusion to what the task involves,” said Race.

“It’s a completely different role to what I have been used to in the past.

“I fully understand the club’s position in non-league and myself and the committee’s aim is to consolidate Maltby Main Football Club’s place in the top flight of the Northern Counties East Football League.

“To do this I need to ensure we secure the services of our current management team of Mick Norbury, Martin Barnfield and Keith Mackie.

“They have assembled a fantastic dressing room, with the players showing their loyalty when offers have come in from bigger clubs.

“My commitment to these fantastic people is to provide a backroom team that delivers everything we promise. To that end we need to think before we promise, and then deliver what we have promised. It’s that simple.”

Race concluded: “We have a great team of volunteers at the club, but I am sure they would agree we need more help.

“We need more ‘football people’ involved with the club and one of my first tasks is to approach people who have a history of football involvement and understand the difficulties of keeping this football club going at this level within the football pyramid.”

Maltby currently sit 13th in the NCEL Premier Division.