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3 days ago By MIKE GREEN

New man in Secretary's chair

The Mead has appointed the former Chief Executive of the Kent Football Association as the club's new Secretary.

KEITH MASTERS - pictured above - has over 45 years experience in football Administration first becoming Secretary of the Huntingdon and District League in 1972. In 1974 he was appointed Secretary of the Huntingdonshire Football Association in 1974 and moved to Kent as the full time Secretary of the Kent Football Association in 1978. On his appointment the Kent FA was a small disciplinary and regulatory body employing one person full time (Masters himself) and two part time ladies. The Association Incorporated in 2000 becoming a Company limited by Guarantee. Upon Incorporation Masters was appointed as its first Chief Executive where he remained until his retirement in 2011. During that 32 years he lead the Kent FA from that disciplinary and regulatory body to a limited company employing 21 persons.

Upon retirement, Keith was appointed Secretary of Tonbridge Angels and was with them when they gained promotion to the National League South.

During his time with Kent FA, Keith formed a relationship with the Football Association of Botswana in Southern Africa. Botswana, although large in territory, had a population of 2.2 million locals and the football was in a poor state. He was asked by a member of the Government to become its Chief Executive and to try and assist with its problems. He was given a three year contract which ended in 2016.

When asked for comment Keith said ‘I am delighted to have been appointed as Secretary of Thamesmead Town. It is really wonderful to become involved with football again and I am grateful to the Club Chairman – Paul Bowden-Brown – for having the faith in me to help to take this great club forward’.

The Chairman added ‘Thamesmead Town is a very ambitious Club we look for success to progress. I am confident that by bringing Keith on board that we have the right man to assist us in that quest. These are exciting times for the club’.

Keith will take up his position on 1st June 2018 and we'd all like to welcome him to the Mead family.

Updated 20:14 - 16 May 2018 by MIKE GREEN

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