With action on the pitch getting closer by the day, Wingate have announced the appointment of Nicky Rifat as the club's new Vice Chairman.
Club chairman Aron Sharpe commented on the appointment,
“The club is focused on progress and has a long-term project in place. With the recruitment of a young and driven committee, we are dedicated to moving the club forward.
"Nicky Rifat's addition to the committee last year and subsequent appointment as Vice Chairman demonstrates the confidence and trust the club has in their abilities. It's always exciting to have fresh perspectives and enthusiastic individuals contributing to the growth and development of a football club.
"Having a young, strong, and committed committee is vital for the success and sustainability of any organisation, including football clubs. They play a crucial role in decision-making, strategic planning, and ensuring the smooth functioning of the club in various aspects, both on and off the field.
With Nicky Rifat as the Vice Chairman, I and the club will benefit from their passion, dedication, and innovative ideas. Their youthfulness can bring a fresh outlook to the committee, fostering a vibrant and progressive environment within the club.
Nicky will contribute to the continued success and growth of the club!”
In accepting his placement, Nicky said,
"I am delighted that I have been appointed as the Vice Chairman of Wingate and Finchley Football Club. It is a great privilege to be entrusted with this role, and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the club's progress.
"Chairman Aron Sharpe's comments reflect our collective commitment to moving the club forward with a long-term vision. We recognise the importance of embracing fresh perspectives and enthusiastic individuals to foster growth and development.
As a club with a rich history of inclusivity and diversity, we understand the significance of merging the old with the new. Whilst being progressive and innovative, we also want to celebrate and honor our heritage. It is crucial to maintain the values that have made Wingate and Finchley FC a beacon of unity and understanding.
"A strong and dedicated committee is essential for the success and sustainability of our football club. We will play a pivotal role in decision-making, strategic planning, and ensuring the smooth functioning of the club in all areas, both on and off the field. I am committed to preserving our history of inclusivity and diversity while embracing innovation and progress. I believe that by merging the best of our past with the exciting opportunities of the future, we can create a dynamic and vibrant environment within the club.
"I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Alongside Chairman Aron Sharpe and the rest of the committee, we will work tirelessly to take Wingate and Finchley FC to new heights, celebrating our traditions while embracing new ideas and approaches.
I would like to thank chairman Aron Sharpe for this wonderful opportunity and I eagerly anticipate the journey ahead."
With plenty of activity happening behind the scenes, the club will return to the pitch in preseason action on Saturday at Barnet Lane, where they kick off preseason preparations against Enfield Borough at midday.