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21 Jul 2020
© NI Football League Brian Adams

Brian Adams has stepped down as Chairman of Championship club Ards after 16 years, with Warren Patton appointed to the role.

Adams, also the Chairman of the NI Football League Board is the longest serving Chairman in the 120 year history of Ards FC, having been appointed in 2004.

In a statement on the club’s official website, Brian said; “I would take this opportunity to thank every Board member who worked for the Club. The stalwarts who have worked day to day behind the scenes, the loyal fans and sponsors, and every player who has pulled on an Ards top during my tenure as Chairman.”

His replacement Warren Patton, a local businessman from the area ,joined the Ards board in 2013 and has served the club as vice-chairman for several years.

 Ards finished fourth in the Bluefin Sport Championship during the 2019/2020 season under manager John Bailie, who replaced Warren Feeney mid-season.