Cooke calls time on 21 years at Town

12:33 22 January 2013

Barnstaple Town FC

Barnstaple Town FC

Archant

Long-serving football club member steps down following Ilfracombe derby match.

BARNSTAPLE Town secretary David Cooke has resigned after 21 years at the club.

Chairman Warren Crossley told the Gazette Cooke had left ‘under a bit of a cloud’ but was unable to elaborate on the reasons for the resignation.

“It all came to a head after the Ilfracombe game the other night,” he said.

In a statement released by the club on Monday, the club said that Cooke been a loyal supporter of the club for many years and was the longest serving football secretary in the Western League.

The statement continued: “He also took up the position of acting chairman last year to hold the club together until the public meeting held in October 2012.

“As a result of that meeting a new chairman, Warren Crossley, was appointed and a new optimistic era began at Barnstaple Town.

“More recently David also stepped down as club treasurer to concentrate on his main role as football secretary.

“The football club would like to take this opportunity to thank David for his sterling efforts over the past years and wish him well for the future.

“The club will miss David’s skills and enthusiasm and his comprehensive knowledge of the game, the players and all the teams involved in the Western League.

“However, we hope he will continue to support the team and look forward to seeing him at future matches.”

Mr Cooke was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
North Devon’s Grin ‘N’ Barum Roller Derby Girls will be hosting the next round of the 2015 British Roller Derby Championships at Bideford College on Sunday, March 29. Picture: Julie Wicks

Roller Derby: North Devon’s Grin ‘N’ Barum Roller Derby Girls are hosting the next round of the 2015 British Roller Derby Championships on Sunday.

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Bideford Reserves drew 1-1 with Shamwickshire Rovers. Picture: Neil Blackburn

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Will Nicholls scored the weekend winner for Barnstaple. Pic: Jay Smith

A Will Nicholls goal extended Barnstaple Town’s unbeaten league run to 32 games on Saturday.

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Billy Tucker

Bideford beat Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division leaders Poole Town 2-1 at the Sports Ground on Saturday.

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Barnstaple's Jordan Petherbridge in action. Picture by Bob Collins

Barnstaple’s losing run away from home continued with a 31-25 reversal at Old Patesians.

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bideford’s A team shot splendidly at Pinhoe on Saturday, to take the event by one point from their nearest rivals, Fonthill Rifle Club, on the very last detail of the competition.

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
PGA regional secretary Glenn Ross and Royal North Devon general manager Mark Evans celebrate the announcement of the new PGA Tournament at the historic club.

The Royal North Devon Golf Club (RND) has announced it is to host a brand-new PGA golf tournament, to be held on October 6-7.

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Reds girls Junior 16 quad.

Young Bideford Reds rowers were able to follow in the lengths of Olympians when they competed in the National Sculling Head competition.

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Five primary schools took part in annual netball and football competitions organised by local police.

Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Pete Hiscock of North Tawton with his superb 10lb 4 Blakewell brown trout.

North Devon’s angling column with Tony Gussin...

Read more

Local Weather

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

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
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

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



North Devon's trusted business finder