Laura Starr is stepping down from her role as Secretary of the Argyle Fans’ Trust after nine months in the role. Laura became Secretary while the club was still in administration and the Trust was helping push the rescue deal to a conclusion. Since then she has played a key part in coordinating the Trust’s work and organising many Trust activities, including the first Trust board elections, and more recently the match day kiosk volunteers.
Laura said “I volunteered for the role of Secretary back in October when, having followed the progress of the Trust since its inception, I felt an opportunity had arisen where I could in a small way contribute to the battle to save our football club. Wittering on to colleagues, friends, family (quite frankly anyone who would tolerate me!) about the desperate mess Argyle were in and the ceaseless passion and resilience of the Green Army translated into a more active role, assisting the Trust during a period of transition and instability.”
“During my time as Secretary I met numerous people who reinforced my long-held belief that Argyle really is a special football club and at its heart are the supporters and the local community. In my opinion these are the roots that football clubs and club owners forget or ignore at their peril and the Argyle Fans’ Trust has a valuable role to play in ensuring this never happens again. Supporter engagement with football clubs can and should be a positive and dynamic force for the benefit of all and I support the Trust in its continuing efforts to achieve this goal.”
“I am no longer able to fully commit the time required to do justice to the role of Trust Secretary but I would encourage others to step forward and contribute their skills and views. Thank you to everyone involved with the Trust Board and administration for their support.”
A Trust spokesperson said “Laura has been fantastic since taking up the Secretary role back in October. The role of Secretary is very important to the Trust, and Laura’s qualities, especially her infectious enthusiasm and attention to detail, made her a perfect fit for that role. The Trust board would like to express their deep gratitude for all the hard work Laura has put in to help steer and develop the Trust. She will be a very hard act to follow.”
The Trust will be beginning the search for a new Secretary immediately. Board member Tim Chown will be acting as interim Secretary in the meantime.
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