A NEW chairman has taken control of the committee which runs the biggest community sports site in Bognor Regis.
Colin Rogers has succeeded Ray Kidd in charge of Bognor Regis Sports Club.
Mr Kidd stepped down earlier this month after 12 years as the club’s chairman. He was presented with an inscribed whisky decanter by his fellow members of the committee.
However, he is staying with the club as its secretary.
The committee has overall responsibility for running activities at the sports club’s Hawthorn Road site which include cricket, football and squash. Mr Rogers said his main priority was to submit a bid to Sport England’s lottery funding in mid-2015.
“It will be for a variety of improvements, not yet prioritised, but the long list includes a balcony extension for improved cricket viewing, an upgrade to changing and bar facilities, improved insulation and solar panels and probably new fencing and better drainage to the grounds,” he said.
He said Mr Kidd had been a diligent and effective chairman and had handed over the role with the club in a reasonably good stage of repairs and its finances sound.
Mr Rogers also wants to start a website for the squash section.
The club has an umbrella role for the lawn tennis and bowls clubs, which are independent.