CAMPION'S summer of change continues after their chairman stepped down after 15 years.

Richard Holmes has retired from the role after spearheading their rise up from the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division to the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Division One.

He has also served the club as its match secretary and programme editor.

Holmes's departure follows changes in the dugout after former Harrogate Railway and Clitheroe boss Lee Ashforth was named joint-manager last month. He was installed alongside existing boss James Bicknell.

The Kay & Lane Insurance Stadium side just missed out on promotion as they finished second in Division One on 82 points following 25 wins from 38 games.

A club statement said: "The club would like to offer our thanks and appreciation to Richard Holmes for his service to the club and a fantastic 15 years service as chairman of Campion AFC.

"We can confirm officially that Richard has reluctantly retired from his role as chairman after years of hard work and dedication.

"For all at the club, it's a massive thank you Richard.

"With his departure, the board and Richard himself would like to see a new face in the chairman's hotseat in this next exciting chapter at Campion as we look to move onwards and upwards."

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