At the recent Walsall FC Community Programme (WFCCP) Trustee meeting, Dan Mole formally confirmed that he will be stepping down as Chair of Trustees next year.
Dan is due to retire by rotation having been the Chair for almost a decade and, as Community Programme operates in line with the Charity Commission guidelines, felt the time was right to step down.
During his tenure Dan has worked with then Community Director, Mick Kearns, and current Head of Scheme, Adam Davy, to grow and develop the charitable arm of Walsall Football Club. The Charity Commission advises rotations of Trustees to ensure that new ideas and opportunities are always explored by WFCCP.
On stepping down Dan said: “It is with a heavy heart that I have made the decision to step away from being the Chair of Trustees. I have enjoyed every minute and take great pride in the role WFCCP plays in the local community.
“When I was appointed Chair, a few years after joining as a Trustee, I set myself a number of goals; to diversify the Board of Trustees, safeguard the long-term future of the Community Programme, secure new facilities and adapt and diversify WFCCP’s programme of events.
“I feel I have now achieved these aims. The Community Programme’s future at the Banks’s Stadium is secured, we have recruited a vibrant and diverse Board of Trustees, the Scheme’s programme of events has grown and adapted to suit life in 2021 and we have built and opened the fantastic Community Hub at the stadium.
“We managed the Scheme through the COVID-19 Pandemic and now feels like the right time to retire by rotation and allow someone else to take up the reigns.
“I’m really proud of what has been achieved and I’d like to thank the supporters of the Scheme, the staff and Trustees for all their hard work and efforts. It’s been a joy and I will always keep a keen interest in the work of the Scheme and will be available as a friend to the Scheme through my full time role as COO of the club.
“I am excited to help oversee the process of recruiting a new Chair of Trustees and look forward to watching the scheme continue to grow, represent the Club and meet the needs of our Town.”
Current Community Director, Adam Davy, added: “After a number of years Dan has made the decision to step down. His support of the scheme has been excellent and I have a great working relationship with him. I know that I will always have the opportunity to grab Dan whenever I need to during our daily work at the Stadium. I would personally like to thank Dan for his time and dedication in the role and supporting the growth of WFCCP.
"With growth, our opportunity to support and positively impact the needs of the Town are amplified. I am looking forward to working through the process of recruiting a new Chair of Trustees.”
The Board of Trustees would like to place their thanks on record for the sterling work that Dan has given over the last 10 years.
The search for the new Chair of Trustees will now begin and information on the role can be seen on the Community Scheme website – walsallfccp.co.uk. Anyone interested on the role can express their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org