Longest-serving Chairman for Lyme Regis FC...

HISTORY was made at Lyme Regis Football Club’s AGM last week when Howard Larcombe became the longest serving chairman in the club’s 133-year existence.

Now in his 11th year at the helm, Larcombe (53) – a former player and manager – has overseen the club’s progression in moving both the first and reserve teams up into the Devon & Exeter League whilst retaining their long-term link with the Perry Street League with the Rovers (3rd team) currently residing in Division Three.

The last decade have seen Lyme, who have fingers crossed that their first team’s application to join the D&E Premier Division will be accepted for next season, underline their impressive record in cup competitions with 17 wins from 23 finals. Off the field Larcombe has led the club’s active 16-strong committee in extending their Davey Fort club house twice, while a 60-seater grandstand is due to be erected this Summer with further help from a match funded grant from the Lyme Regis Town Council.

The 2019 closed season sees the Seasiders planning an extensive overhaul of their drainage at their picturesque coastal ground which suffered like some many others during the last winter and was unplayable for 19 weeks.

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