Barnstaple Town chairman Warren Crossley does not intend to leave the club

PUBLISHED: 13:03 10 February 2014 | UPDATED: 15:46 10 February 2014

Barnstaple Town

Barnstaple Town

Archant

Club announced earlier on Monday that it had parted company with their chairman, but Crossley labels situation ‘a joke’

BARNSTAPLE Town Football Club chairman Warren Crossley has told the Gazette he has no intention of leaving his post, despite the club’s committee asking him to do so.

Earlier today (Monday) the club released a statement which said that it was with regret that they had parted company with Mr Crossley, who took over in 2012.

But Mr Crossley told the Gazette he had been asked to leave but refused to do so, and labelled the situation ‘a joke’.

In a statement on the club’s website, he added: “As it currently stands, I remain the chairman of Barnstaple Town Football Club as the recent meeting, arranged without prior knowledge and without the attendance of some committee members, was farcical, unjust, defamatory and, as a result, not recognised.

“As chairman I would be foolish to continue to invest any more time or energy or ask for the continuing financial support of sponsors without having control of the club.”

Club committee member Lorna Childs said the club’s committee had given a vote of no confidence in Mr Crossley at a meeting last week, which he was unable to attend.

“We’re looking at inviting an interim chairman, not currently on the committee, to take that position until we can sort something out more long term,” she said.

“Fans and Supporters should rest assured that manager Barry Yeo and the committee of Barnstaple Town Football Club Ltd are committed to continue to move the club onwards and upwards with confidence for the future. Any actions taken have only been in the best interests of the club.”

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:27

Bideford nullified by visitors to King George V on Saturday

Read more
Yesterday, 12:22

This week’s Cornwall and Devon League, Devon One and Devon Two round-up

Read more
Mon, 12:45

Double celebrations for Bideford at the end of a saturated Braunton 10k and 10miler

Read more
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This week’s North Devon Football League round-up

Read more
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This week’s Carlsberg South West Peninsula League round-up

Read more
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Bideford manager on Tucker and Saturday’s 5-0 win over Swindon Supermarine

Read more
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The second phase of the £3.2million complex was opened on Saturday

Read more
Monday, January 15, 2018

A slow first half cost Barum in Suffolk on Saturday

Read more
Monday, January 15, 2018

Bideford let a half-time lead at Cullompton slip in Tribute South West One West

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications