Bury Football Club can officially confirm that Mr Ian Kendall has decided to take the opportunity to retire and, as such, has resigned from his role as a Director of Bury FC
Ian will officially leave the Club on 31st May.
Ian was a vital part of the team and fulfilled several important roles since the takeover of the Club.
During his four years at Gigg Lane, he assisted the Board in helping to restructure the Club and was a key player in implementing new HR and Safeguarding policies as well as working on the administration to secure EPPP Youth status for Bury FC.
Speaking of his impending retirement, Ian Kendal said: - “I have enjoyed my time at Bury FC enormously and having been a football fan for many years I have been able to experience the game from the inside. It has been a real eye opener to be honest, and I find that the passion and commitment from everyone involved in the Club, from the Chairman down, is hard to put into words.
The work the management teams put in behind the scenes is relentless; the Bury staff live and breathe football with the majority working seven days a week from early morning until the wee small hours and I feel that I can look back with some pride on the past four years and wish the Club all the best for the future."
Meanwhile, chairman Stewart Day added: - “On behalf of Bury Football Club and the Board, I would like to thank Ian for his support and effort over the past four years. Ian joined us on the first step into an unknown entity and has always endeavoured to do the best for the Club.
During his time, he has addressed many of the “red tape” issues we faced in securing the EPPP status and, despite him having his head down concentrating on administration matters, he always found time to follow the lads on the pitch and whilst Ian wasn’t involved in the Youth recruitment he was always there for them if needed.
On a personal note, Ian is a good friend and I look forward to seeing him at Gigg Lane in-between his many planned trips. “