Peter steps down at Panthers

Peter Bridge is stepping down from his role as Chorley Panthers chairman
Peter Bridge is stepping down from his role as Chorley Panthers chairman

There have been changes at the top at Chorley Panthers.

At the rugby league club’s annual meeting, stalwart Peter Bridge stepped down from his role as chairman and handed the reins to vice-chairman Alan Bowers.

Bridge was in his second stint as chairman and has been involved with the club for more than 15 years.

The outgoing chairman will still play a vital role as he and the team of groundstaff will tend to the Chisnall pitches each Friday of the week ensuring they are fit to play.

Bridge will also continue his coaching role.

Peter said: “Alan has drawn a comparison here to the ‘Ferguson – Moyes’ handover but I do regard him as a safe pair of hands who is well equipped to take the club further.

“Alan has mine and the club members’ full support.

“I would like to thank everybody for their support during my time as chairman of what has become a thriving community rugby league club.

“I remain very much involved in a coaching role and Alan has very kindly appointed me as head groundsman.

“Myself and the merry band of retirees will continue to look after the club and its pitches each Friday throughout the year.”