Changes at the top at Winchester City FC


Following an Emergency General Meeting last week, Winchester City Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chairman, Ken Raisbeck, writes Matt Richbell.

Ken has been involved with the football club for several years, most recently last season as Head of Youth & Development. Ken is also Chairman of Winchester Youth FC, who have now amalgamated with Winchester City Football Club and as a result, the new community club have over 500 players of all ages.

Ken is heading up a new Board of Directors that will be overseeing the running of the football club as well as developing future plans including implementing a 4G pitch at The Simplyhealth City Ground to create a hub for the local football community.

In asking him about his vision for the future Ken commented “Winchester City FC has a wonderful heritage and the role of any incumbent management board is to ensure the club is on a sustainable footing for future years. The key is to develop and activate partnerships across the local community and use football as a vehicle for positive engagement. Football like many other industries is having a tough time and we are not sure what the immediate future holds, but when football does return we want a product that the City of Winchester can be proud of and one that inspires future generations to get involved in football”.

First-Team Manager, Craig Davis, has welcomed the changes at the football club; “It’s exciting to be part of this project and I know the players share our ambition. Winchester is a great club and I look forward to working with the new board of directors to deliver the success this club deserves. I can’t wait to welcome fans back when safe to do so and l hope this includes many new ones keen to see our brand of football ”