Club Statement – Goodbye to Stapleton and Jackson Lambs can confirm departure of chairman and secretary

June 21, 2022 News

TAVISTOCK AFC can confirm the departures of Chairman Paul Stapleton and Secretary Barry Jackson.

Both men handed in their resignations towards the back end of the 2022/23 season and this was accepted by the Executive Committee as the Lambs seek to put in place a management structure that can see the club grow and establish itself as a Southern League club.

In the interim, Vice-chairman Martin Williams has taken on the chairman’s role and head of communications Stuart James is deputising as secretary until more suitable candidates for the positions are found.

Tavistock AFC now welcome applicants for both the role of chairman and that of secretary as we look forward to life in Division One of the Pitching In Southern League following our championship success in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division.

For the role of chairman, we seek someone with a passion for football and who is familiar to the town of Tavistock.

To apply for the role of secretary, we seek someone with excellent organisation and administrative skills and a passion for football.

We are also delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Pearce as our new interim Treasurer. Dave will take over the role from Chris Fenner, who has decided to step down from the position.

We thank Chris for all his hard work and are delighted that he will remain a part of the football club and continue to be a key sponsor through his businesses, Dartprint and Inkprint.

We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Dave’s financial calibre and significant business experience in senior roles to be joining our team, who is also a regular supporter of the club and attends all our home games.

Furthermore, we are also delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Morrison as the club’s commercial manager on a short-term basis.

Stuart will oversee our commercial operations over the next three months while a more permanent appointment is sought.

Again, we invite applicants for the role as we seek an outgoing and sociable character, preferably with commercial experience and an understanding of the town of Tavistock, its business fraternity and the surrounding areas.

With the introduction of a Development team, and retaining all our talented and existing first team players, these are exciting times for the Lambs as we head into the Southern League for the first time in our history and we are very much looking forward to the 2022/23 season.

Please continue to check the website and our social media channels for lots of exciting news over the coming weeks. 

To apply, or seek further details, on the roles of chairman, secretary and commercial manager, please contact