PLYMOUTH Argyle Ladies have said farewell to club secretary Andrew Bellamy, who has stepped down from the role after doing it for nearly five years.
Bellamy took on the position at the beginning of the 2015-16 season, but since then the role has got more and more time-consuming.
Bellamy said: “It has been an honour and a pleasure to be secretary. There have been lows – relegation – but many more highs – a league title, being undefeated in the league and three county cup wins.
“Honestly think big things are ahead and I wish the club all the best for the future.
“I shall look back with pride on the small part I have played in the success Argyle Ladies have achieved.”
He added: “The club has grown so much that now I am finding it difficult to dedicate the time to the job it requires, especially with a young family.
“I haven’t heard what they are going to do for a replacement. That’ll be down to the board to decide.”
Manager Dave Leonard said: “Personally that is a massive loss. He (Andrew) was very efficient in what he did I know with all my past experiences as a manager the one person you are close to nearly every game is the secretary.
“He will be deeply missed. He knew his job inside out personally and professionally and he is most probably one of the best secretaries I have worked with and I got to know him as a friend I just feel the club has lost a good person, good luck to him and I wish him all the best.”
Former manager Travis Rowland said: “What a bloke, attention to detail from Andrew is second to none, the success on the pitch couldn’t have happened with the support off the pitch from him.”
Meanwhile, the football season may be over for Argyle Ladies, but the team have been coming up with intuitive challenges to ease the boredom of self isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.
They have been coming up with different social media challenges and this week will be holding a virtual quiz on Friday (April 3) night to raise funds.
The quiz will start at 7.30pm and will cost £2 to enter. Participants can sign up remotely from their phone, tablet or laptop and on signing up will receive a unique entry code via email.
There will be six rounds of the quiz with multiple choice questions and there will be money prizes for the top three finishers.
Manager Leonard said: “They are a great bunch of girls, they keep in touch with each other by Whatsapp and at least they are keeping occupied.”
Anyone interesting in signing up for the quiz, can do so at https://www.virtualquizevents.com/quiz/plymouth-argyle-super-quiz/