On Tuesday 30th October 2018 moments after our 5-2 victory, Brian Cordingley officially stepped down and is replaced by newly elected Billy Wood as Chairman of Eastbourne United AFC.
Brian has served the club over a number of years, and the last 2 years as Chairman have been a huge challenge, which Brian rose to with aplomb. The Committee want to place on record their thanks to BC for his service, and for agreeing to stay on as vice-chairman.
Billy Wood is an East Sussex raised business executive, making his name within the world of entertainment, specifically music working at Hollywood based companies UTA and WME IMG and is responsible for the live careers of many music artists.
Mr. Wood has a huge passion for Non League Football and has taken the role of chairman to drive the club forward off the pitch whilst lending his support to the management team on the pitch.
“Change is a word loaded with fear at this level, but the truth is without change you stand still. Eastbourne United is a very exciting prospect; we have a special club, set to celebrate 125 years of existence. In an age where teams are folding too often that’s no easy task and it’s now my job to lead this club forward without losing its foundations. 125 years of history is fantastic and we will celebrate that milestone however, if we do not create new history what’s the point? Success can happen here and I am fortunate to have a committee with me that can push this club into the modern era.”
Who is Billy Wood?:
“I am passionate football man, I love football and have been searching out for the right opportunity that matches my personal ambition and circumstances. In business I am ambitious and won’t be scared to make decisions that could be unpopular as long as they are beneficial to this football club. I want success, I want to look at how we can do things better, for the players, the management team, the committee, the volunteers and most importantly for the supporters of this club”
Mr. Wood has encourages supporters to feel free to speak to him at games. “The more I know about you the more I can do for this club”.
Mr. Wood met with the management team after his appointment:
“Both Ryan and Arron came and spoke with the committee last night in what can only be described as a productive, positive and open discussion. We the committee support them as our management team and believe they have what it takes to turn this club around on the pitch, let’s get behind the team and let’s be positive as we push forward for Eastbourne United AFC.”