Van stands down after 6 years at the helm, overseeing the development of the club and watching it grow from one team of 12 players to now having 18 teams with over 300 boys and girls. This has only been possible with his effortless dedication and commitment that saw him awarded Port of Bristol YFC first 'Life Member' and despite stepping down he will still be coaching our U18s and U12 sides.
I am extremely proud of what has been achieved in the last 6 years and feel the club has been left in a stable position allowing me to concentrate on my coaching at the club. I will always be here to aid in anyway possible and I would like to thank the rest of the committee for their support at this announcement and their endless hours of committment during my tenure as Chairman of this great football club.
Respect is a very understated word and one that I feel needs to be given to the committee, something I felt was lost towards the end of my time and a key driver for why I have taken this decision".