Broughty Athletic JFC can officially announce that Sean Donaldson has stepped down from his position as President of the club and other duties with immediate effect. Sean has made the following statement on his departure from the club:

“Following on from long, hard, endless discussions with my family and friends, I have decided to tender my resignation as President of the club along with my other duties of Website Administrator and Treasurer with immediate effect.

Since joining as club photographer and social media administrator in 2015, Broughty has been my life since then. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club, working alongside three different great managers and many players past and present. Being appointed the clubs President (pictured on the right below with owner Gordon Deuchars) at the end of 2016 was a real honour and a position that I have been extremely proud to hold, one I never thought I would ever have at a club let alone here at Broughty.

I have worked painstakingly and tirelessly seven days a week for just short of three years for the club alongside my other responsibilities in life to promote the club in a positive manner through the Broughty Athletic JFC Website and Social Media Platforms being Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Since taking over the website in August 2015, the visitors to the site has grown from a mere several thousand per year to now over 135,000 visitors per year. These are figures that I am extremely proud of, as any Junior team in the town or country would be too, and I’d like to thank everyone who has visited our media outlets, read our news articles, viewed my photos, contacted myself or the club during my time. Your support has been very much appreciated by me, it really has.

I’d like to thank the small but extremely hard working committee members at the club, they are the people behind the scenes who are usually forgotten about, for all their efforts during my time at the club. I personally thank them for giving up their precious own time, their support on and off the pitch and their wisdom during my time as President and before. It’s what is needed to be done by hard-working volunteer committee members at Junior clubs to help clubs survive and progress. As I am sure at any football club in the world the Juniors are no different, some things are best left unsaid so the saying goes. All good things come to an end and that end has come now for me to leave and to take up new challenges so I wish the club the very best of luck in the future.

Whilst ultimately it was challenging at times, as with any other committee or club, I took pleasure in helping and being able to provide a service to Broughty Athletic JFC and to the players and in return I was voted Clubman of the Year for 2016 and 2017 so I know I can leave the club with my head held high and the club in an extremely healthy position as an established Super League Team…”