Chris set for ‘Rivett-ing’ role at Stamford

New Stamford chairman Chris Rivett
New Stamford chairman Chris Rivett
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Stamford AFC have made Chris Rivett chairman - only a few weeks after he joined the board.

The 33 year-old - managing director of Final Third Sports Media - becomes the youngest chairman in the club’s history and succeeds city businessman John Drewnicki in the Daniels hotseat. Drewnicki stepped down back in May following a row over the sacking of previous manager Tommy Brookbanks.

Rivett is thought to be the second youngest in English football behind Matthew Conridge, who was 27 when appointed by Tiverton Town earlier this year.

Rivett said: “This is a proper football club, steeped in 116 years of history, and it is a real honour to be invited by the board of directors to be the chairman.

“There is a big challenge ahead with a new stadium on the horizon but it is an exciting one.”

The appointment comes just a few days before Stamford launch their Evo-Stik Division One South season.

The Daniels go to demoted Northwich Victoria in the first match of manager Graham Drury’s second stint as the club’s boss.