Drewnicki quits over sack­ing of man-

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Et Sport - By MARK PLUMMER mark.plummer@jpress.co.uk

CITY businessman John Drewnicki has ended a 30-year as­so­ci­a­tion with Stam­ford by stand­ing down as chair­man.

Drewnicki quit the club at the end of a tur­bu­lent week which saw man­ager Tommy Brook­banks sacked af­ter just seven months at the helm.

He was quickly re­placed just 24 hours later by suc­cess­ful for­mer Daniels boss Gra­ham Drury who has re­turned to the club fol­low­ing a fouryear spell at Corby Town.

But it was not a decision that went down well with Drewnicki who con­firmed his exit in a strongly-worded state­ment.

Drewnicki said: “It is with great dis­ap­point­ment that I an­nounce my res­ig­na­tion as chair­man of Stam­ford AFC with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

“Re­cent events – in par­tic­u­lar those re­lat­ing to the treat­ment of our man­ager, Tommy Brook­banks – have left me with no al­ter­na­tive.

“We made an of­fer to Tommy at a re­cent board meet­ing where he was given a bud­get for next sea­son. He then ob­tained new spon­sor­ship to en­able him to op­er­ate with a higher bud­get than that be­ing of­fered by the club.

“This was then un­der­mined by a ma­jor­ity decision of the board to dis­miss Tommy at a meet­ing on Tues­day af­ter Gra­ham Drury be­came avail­able upon leav­ing Corby.

“I was not in agree­ment with this and leave Stam­ford with a heavy heart as I care about the club, but the or­gan­i­sa­tion is too small to have mul­ti­ple val­ues and strate­gies.

“I have clearly been un­able to con­vince key mem­bers of the board that the ones I stand for are those that should be used.”

Drewnicki spent just over a year as chair­man of the club, step­ping into the role fol­low­ing the death of Ken Joyn­son.

He at­tracted new spon­sor­ship to the club in­clud­ing city com­pany Premier Kitchens & Bed­rooms af­ter whom the Daniels’ Wothorpe Road home is now named.

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