Do you think you can run a football club?

Come on admit it, most fans think they can do a better job than those who actually run their clubs!

Well at Wealdstone, we want to give someone the chance as we launch the search for someone new to get involved with the Board and help us continue to improve Wealdstone FC.

And to make this more interesting we are going to invoke a cross between The Director and Dragons Den to help us find the right candidate.

But instead of having to convince Alan Sugar or Theo Paphitis, prospective directors will have to impress some of the Stones’ current Board. Applicants will need to submit an entry containing a document of up to 500 words on how they can add real value to the Club. They will also have to impress manager Gordon Bartlett as to their passion for the game of football.

We are always looking to attract new blood into the club and need to keep looking in different places.  With the almost daily diet of talent and reality shows that dominate our screens we thought we might try something different. Some may see this as a little ‘gimmicky’ but we are serious about finding someone who can demonstrate not only commitment to the cause but new ideas which they are able to see through to delivery.

These ideas could be about raising money, sponsorship or development in some form that will benefit the club and our aims within the local community. We believe Wealdstone has always been a club who create trends rather than follow them.  We are always open to new ideas and ways of thinking that will take us to the next level so we welcome any and all applications.

Applications are welcome from anyone who feels they have the skills and abilities to add real value to Wealdstone FC. This might be from a current supporter or else from local business people or other members of the community, as long as they have a love of football and a desire to be part of a successful club.

I think that whether in office or pub conversations, reading fans forums or listening to radio phone-ins there are always lots of people who think they have the answers for how a football club should be run. So we want to give someone the opportunity to help us. We are ambitious but need to strengthen our club leadership to take us to the next level off the pitch, which in turn will assist our progress on the field.

We’ve always believed we are one of the first ever fan’s clubs, having been owned and run by supporters for 20 years now – and this move is aimed to help bring more support into the club, as well as more expertise and experience.

So, are you interested? Think you can do better? If you are interested or want to talk about it please contact me at or through @howiejk on twitter. I’d love to hear from you.

Published by: howie

Originally a blog by a football club chairman, then focused on horse racing, now the random musings of someone who occasionally has something to say. Thanks for joining the conversation

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