Port Talbot Chairman Andrew Edwards
Port Talbot Town have this morning announced that their current Chairman Andrew Edwards has a new role at the GenQuip Stadium, becoming the Chief Executive of the club. The club statement read;
"In an exciting new development, Port Talbot Town are pleased to announce that Andrew Edwards is to be appointed as the club’s first full-time Chief Executive and will be stepping down as chairman after 15 years service.
"Since first being appointed in summer 1998, Edwards has overseen a complete transformation of the club, where it has changed beyond all recognition and will immediately start his new role.
"Under Edwards’ chairmanship, Port Talbot Town marked the millennium by achieving promotion for the first time into the then-named League of Wales, where the club have since established itself as one of the most progressive in the top-flight and are regularly in contention for the league’s ‘top-six’.
"The highlight of Edwards’ tenure was the 2009/10 season when the club reached the Welsh Cup final, only to be edged out by Bangor City and also finished third in the Welsh Premier League, securing qualification for European football for the first time in the club’s history in the process.
I have a real passion for the club and I want to help it reach the pinnacle of Welsh football. This new position will certainly help us in our ambition to achieve that and I am really excited and looking forward to starting.
"This new position will allow Edwards to concentrate his efforts on continuing the development of the football club, including growing commercial revenue and working closely with the club’s commercial partners, increasing matchday attendances and overseeing the club’s successful community programme.
Edwards will commence his new role as from September and explained it is an opportunity that he is much very looking forward to.
"I’m delighted that the club have offered me this opportunity. I have been associated with Port Talbot Town for 16 years now, I have a real passion for the club and I want to help it reach the pinnacle of Welsh football. This new position will certainly help us in our ambition to achieve that and I am really excited and looking forward to starting."