Club Statement - Sam Williams


Llandudno Football Club can announce that current Chief Operating Officer Sam Williams is stepping down from his role as C.O.O of both Llandudno Football Club and Llandudno Football Club in the Community.


Sam said of his decision to step down: “This isn't a decision I've taken lightly, it's been a long drawn out decision and process, and it's by far the hardest one I've had to make. I’ve given my absolute all to the club over the past 8 years, I’ve lived and breathed it every minute of every day, and made memories that will stay with me forever. The way the club makes you one of their own is such a precious quality, and I gained a family that I’ll always feel part of. Over the years I’ve been there when we were at rock bottom, having conversations behind the scenes about closing the doors and how we’re going to have to tell the town that the football club is no longer sustainable, but I was also part of the team that got to experience a UEFA Europa League campaign with my grassroots club, I've ridden the highs but more importantly I rode out the lows. I’m now in an opportunity to leave at peace with Maesdu Park rocking once again. We have a fantastic community team who just finished the summer having coached over 1,200 children, a thriving Clubhouse open 7 days a week providing you with all the live sport, an operational kitchen open 4 days a week serving you great affordable food, talented Llandudno born coach Sean Eardley at the helm, and of course a new major sponsor that offers the club financial security for at least the next three years thanks to OPS Wind. Yesterday we had 400 people through the gate enjoying the best of what Maesdu Park has to offer, including many of our biggest supporters and sponsors there to see Sean Eardley’s side get the better of neighbours Conwy in the sunshine on a Bank Holiday Saturday. So although yesterday may have seemed like just another good result, for me personally it was a proud day, as all the work people have put in over the past few years behind the scenes to try and get that winning feeling back on and off the pitch, was glaringly evident, and for that I was proud. Please, please keep supporting your wonderful hometown club, and get involved and make a difference, no matter how small, as it really is a wonderful place to be part of. I can only be nothing other than eternally grateful to the Montgomery family who brought me in all those years ago, and I can’t thank everyone who has supported me and the club during my time enough, but from the bottom of my heart, to each and every one of you, thank you.”


Sam will be transitioning away from his current duties between now and September 26th, while we look to redistribute roles elsewhere in the club. With Sam vacating so many roles, now is an ideal opportunity to get involved in your local club and help be part of the exciting journey we are about to embark on. If you believe you can offer some time to your local club and assist in any way, please contact Chairman Andrew Croston at andrew.croston@llandudnofc.co.uk or on 07885425332.


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