Darryl Picton Steps Down

Tue 29th July 2014 | Wigan Robin Park
By Ian Templeman

Wigan Robin Park Chairman Darryl Picton has announced he is to step down with immediate effect.

The news has come as a surprise to everyone at the club, including Darryl himself, who has been at the club for just seven months.

Darryl said: “I came to Robin Park in January full of drive, enthusiasm and ideas, but after a recent worrying recurrence of health problems and a number of other personal problems at home, I have had to make this most difficult of decisions for both myself and my family.

"It is not a decision I have taken lightly, but I feel it's unfair on both the club and myself to continue in the role if I cannot bring the energy to it that it requires, and I’m sure there is someone else out there who will take on the role with vigour and enthusiasm.

"I have a young family and my long term health and family stability has to take priority. The stresses and strains of running a club at this level in the current climate take their toll ,and my duties have been extremely demanding of late.

"A similar situation arose a few years ago and I took a year out but this time I think this is for good. I think my involvement with clubs at this level is now over and I look forward to be being able to sit for 90 minutes and enjoy watching non-league games without the pressures of involvement.

"It’s time to go back to being a spectator again and rediscover the pleasures of watching semi pro football without the pressures.

"I will however keep in touch with the many friends I’ve made in NWCFL circles, and hopefully in the future and health permitting I may look to take up a less pressurised role in amateur football.

"I thank everyone I have worked with across my three clubs during my time in the Northwest Counties and wish everyone at Robin Park the very best for the future”. 

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