Mark Gill To Step Down
In a statement to everyone at the club, Gilly said: ‘After Saturday’s game at Truro I will, reluctantly, be stepping down from my position as First Team Coach at Wealdstone FC with immediate effect.
‘After ten years in the role, recent and ongoing issues in both my personal and private life means I can no longer commit the time, energy and effort required by the role. I’d just like to take the opportunity of thanking everyone at the Club, past and present, from the bottom of my heart, both on and off the field, for making my time here so enjoyable. I’ve genuinely enjoyed every minute – good and bad. I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved in that time – from the FA Cup and FA Trophy runs to our Ryman League Championship and subsequent promotion and consolidation into The National League South.
‘The games at Aylesbury, Dartford, Cambridge United and Margate to name but a few have provided me with memories that will stay with me forever. Wealdstone FC is a unique place with some very special people. I came here as an ’employee’ and leave as a fan. I fell in love with the place and its’ passion from minute one and that won’t ever change. I hope to come and watch as many games as possible with my Dad and become a supporter from the terraces rather than the dugout. This has been a hugely difficult and gut wrenching decision for me to make and not one I’ve taken lightly but it’s the right one, I believe, both in terms of the interests of the Club and for me and my family moving forward.
‘I sincerely hope that issues with the lease, investment and budgets are resolved successfully to enable Gordon and his team to compete on a more level playing field in the future and take the Club to the next level. Thank you all once again for an amazing ten years and a hugely enjoyable chapter in my life. Up The Stones, Gilly’
Gordon Bartlett said: ‘ There is always a tinge of sadness when someone so close makes a decision like this. It’s impossible to thank Gilly enough for the knowledge. enthusiasm, commitment, loyalty and the general support he has given to me and the club over the last ten years. We’ve shared a lot of memories and emotional ups and downs during that time, but we have come a long way as a club and he has been an important part of that progress. I’m sure everyone will join me in wishing him and his family all the very best for the future and he knows he will always have a warm welcome at Wealdstone’