Marsden takes over as Wealdstone chairman

Peter Marsden has taken over as Wealdstone chairman.

Marsden, who was born in Wembley and lives in Cricklewood, recently stepped down as chairman of Accrington Stanley after four years at the helm.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Wealdstone as chairman,” he said.

“I am ambitious and make no excuses for the fact that I want to drive success at Wealdstone both on and off the pitch.

“I believe that the relationship between chairman and manager is massively important and is an aspect of the role I really enjoy.

“But most of all I want this journey to be fun and I look forward to meeting Stones fans very soon so that I can share my vision and passion for football and most importantly success at Wealdstone.

“I think Wealdstone have as much potential as any non-League club in the country and my job is to light the blue touch paper.”

Marsden succeeds Howard Krais, who stood down at the end of last season after nine years as Stones chairman.

Club president Paul Rumens said: “It’s very rare to find someone who can come into a club without wanting to buy it outright or have an ego to massage.

“However, in Peter Marsden we now have someone to invest in us and bring with him his footballing friends and business associates to help steer us onto the road to where this club truly belongs.”