Stepping down after 16 years

Neill Wilson - steps down as chairman of Forfar Athletic Football Club.
Neill Wilson - steps down as chairman of Forfar Athletic Football Club.

NEILL WILSON has stepped down as chairman of Forfar Athletic Football Club.

He also tendered his resignation as a director at a board meeting of the club held at Station Park on Monday evening.

Neill had advised his fellow board members last close season that the 2011/12 campaign would probably be his last in the role and confirmed this a few weeks back.

Neill is naturually delighted that he moves on with the club’s second division status secured following Saturday’s win at Stenhousemuir.

A director of the Station Park club for sixteen years, Neill served ten of those years as vice-chairman before taking over the chairman’s role in May of 2007.

Despite stepping down from the board, Neill will continue to have an involvement in the club over this close season as he has agreed to remain as the project manager ,overseeing the work on the installation of the new 3G surface at Station Park.

Neill will be replaced as chairman by Alastair Donald.

Alastair, a prominent local businessman, joined the Station Park board three years ago and has played a prominent part in the many facets of the running of the club over that period.

Jim Farquhar remains as vice-chairman.

Alastair is looking forward to working, alongside his fellow board members, with Dick Campbell and his management team as they are already hard at work building, hopefully, an even stronger playing squad for the new season.