Turner resigns as Norfolk FA chief executive

Shaun Turner has resigned as chief executive of the Norfolk FA.

Shaun Turner has resigned as chief executive of the Norfolk FA. - Credit: Archant

Shaun Turner has resigned as chief executive of the Norfolk Football Association.

No reason was given by the FA for the decision, but in a statement they said Turner would remain in his post until the end of July.

County chairman Michael Banham said: 'It saddens me to have had to accept Shaun's resignation, but I fully understand his reasons for doing so and on behalf of the Board of Directors we wish him all the success in his future career. We thank him for his 11 years as Norfolk FA's chief executive which has seen him transform the business into the exceptional county association we are today.

'His work with the FA as a member of Council and his latest position on the National Game Board was beginning to see dividends for grassroots football in Norfolk and across the country. He will be sorely missed by all at Norfolk County FA and a loss to the national FA.'

Turner said: 'My resignation is made with a heavy heart, but I feel that I have taken local football, and especially the traditional game, as far as I can and, because I care so deeply about the association and the game in general, I feel now is the right time for new leadership and new energy.'

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The process to find a replacement has already started with a board meeting scheduled to take place on Monday night, when further details will be discussed including a proposed recruitment timeline to start the process to find a suitable successor.

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