Directors Cross and Mace step down from Morecambe board

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Two long-serving members of the Morecambe FC board have stepped down.

Local busisnessmen Peter Cross, a director for 21 years, and Mark Mace, who has been on the board for nine, have cited increasing personal commitments as the reason for their resignations.

Both have accepted positions as life vice presidents at the club.

Mr Mace said: “Having worked closely with the senior and academy squads, I have experienced and enjoyed at first hand a large spectrum of the professional football industry.

“Due to the increased commitments within my personal career I am no longer in a position to serve the club with the level of time and energy that befits being a board member of a Football League club.

“I wish all the staff, players and supporters of MFC well in the seasons ahead and look forward to supporting the club in whichever way I can in the future.”

Mr Cross said: “I have had a wonderful 21 years at Morecambe Football Club and it has been an honour to serve this time as a director.

“Due to business and family commitments I no longer have the time to give the club that is required.

“I would like to wish the board of directors, Jim, Kenny, the players, backroom staff and the supporters all the very best for the future.”

Chairman Peter McGuigan said: “Whilst we are disappointed that Peter and Mark have resigned as directors of the club we fully understand that their decision is based on increased time requirements on their personal business.

“On behalf of the board I would like to thank both Peter and Mark for their commitment and contribution to Morecambe Football Club during their time as directors of the club.”