The Sentinel reports that Port Vale Supporters Club chair Ally Simcock is to step down and OVF would like to wish her all the best for the future.
Simcock has been chair of the Supporters’ Club for the last four and a half years. Her work has also been recognised by the Football Supporters Federation who have elected her to their national council.
She has taken a step back from some of her duties over the past few months while she deals with Multiple Sclerosis.
Vice chairman Mark Porter has taken on some of her responsibilities and will continue to do so until a new chair is elected.
OVF has corresponded regularly with Ally and would like to thank her for her hard work, her response to our questions and wish her all the best for the future.
Simock wrote to members to say:
I hereby offer my resignation from the position of chairman of the Port Vale Supporters’ Club.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenging role and feel I have achieved a lot. However, I no longer feel able to give it the time and energy it requires.
The last twelve months have seen me sidelined from this position and relying heavily on my vice chair Mark Porter. Mark will continue to hold the fort until a new chairman is chosen.
We are heading for some tumultuous times and I believe immense strength is needed from the new chairman.
The next meeting is on May 4, where the date of the AGM will be proposed. All applications will need to be discussed there.
Thank you for your incredible support over the last 4.5 years.