A letter to supporters from the Chairman...
After much soul searching, the time has come to announce that I intend to retire as Chairman of Rochdale Football Club at the end of the year.
I have always regarded myself as a custodian of the club and now that the club has enjoyed their League One status for a number of seasons, is in a stable financial position, as well as once again having full ownership of the ground and of the pub next door, I am confident that I leave the club in a far stronger position than when I took the helm. I feel the time is now right for me to leave the club in the capable hands of the remaining board to develop for the future and take our fantastic club to the next level.
I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve the club that I have supported since I was a child, for over 30 years both as a director and the Chairman - it has seen me through births, deaths and even a couple of marriages! So I would like to thank the club for the fantastic memories it has given me and all of you for the support you have given me throughout the years.
The Chairman’s last game will be on December 29th against Bradford City at the Crown Oil Arena.
The Club will make a further announcement in due course.