Our dear friend, colleague and fellow Director Brian Watson died on 11th January and we will all pay our respects to Brian when we attend his funeral on Tuesday (24th January). Shortly before his untimely death Brian sent me an email entitled ‘momentum’.
As you know Brian played a major part in the project to install new drainage, irrigation and re-surfacing of the pitch which involved making a successful application for a 50% grant for the work. As part of that funding bid Brian and myself produced a five-year plan for future ground improvements using most effectively the bequest of our loyal supporter Colin Rowell.
Brian’s email to me was a reminder that our work on ground improvements hasn’t finished and he ended it by saying ‘come on boys lets crack on’!!
Since then the word ‘momentum’ keeps coming back into my mind. Every New Year people think of a New Year’s Resolution (usually broken within weeks) but I am determined that my word for 2017, my driver as Chairman of this great football club, is ‘momentum’.
Look at the definition of ‘momentum’ – ‘progress or development that is becoming faster or stronger’ or ‘the force or speed of movement’.
Momentum is what we all must make sure is the focus of our activities both on and off the field to strive to meet our goals, ambitions and potential.
So now it is up to all of us at the Club to take Brian’s lead and strive to produce our best performances on the field and achieve the best possible League position, to increase our revenue from commercial and sponsorship, to support the Club at matches and fund raising events and take this Club to the next level! #Momentum!