After serving on the Aylesbury and District League Committee in three separate spells for some 31 years and in just about every position there is, Mark Edwards has stepped down from his present role as secretary.
A spokesman for the ADL said of his departure: “No committee can afford to lose a character like Mark, and while he has this feeling he is about to drift off into football retirement, some of us know better, so we certainly have not seen the last of him, as his advice will no doubt be required in the future.
“The committee has come to value the relationship we have had over these last few years, in quite difficult circumstances at times, as the league has grown some 70% in the time of his present role, from 34 teams in three divisions, to the present standing of 57 teams in five divisions.”
As the saying goes, though, when one door closes another one opens, and as of today (Wednesday) Edwards will be replaced by Margaret Stevens.
An ADL spokesman added: “Margaret will take time to fit into her new role, in order to make the transition as seamless as possible.”
For Margaret’s contact details and all other ADL news and announcements visit the official website at www.theadl.co.uk