INCOMING Poole Town chairman Chris Reeves has wasted no time in strengthening the club’s board after appointing three new directors.

Nick Spetch, who has replaced Reeves as vice-chairman, will be joined by retired architectural practitioner Andy Noonan and Chartered Certified accountant David Reeves, Chris’s son.

The trio will make up a seven-strong board which is headed by Chris Reeves and also includes existing directors Clive Robbins, Steve Griffiths, who runs Portman Stone, and Pippa Daniels.

Poole will next month embark on their second season in National South having been prevented from featuring in last season’s play-offs due to issues surrounding their Black Gold Stadium.

Chris Reeves, who has worked tirelessly for the club, told the Daily Echo: “Nick has been associated with us for a long time.

“He was recently appointed director of football and his knowledge of local football is encyclopedic.

“He has been attending board meetings in an unofficial capacity and has been a terrific ally

“I am delighted he has agreed to become a director of the club and also accepted my offer to become vice-chairman.

“I know we are going to make a really good team because Nick is a real performer and very well respected in the local football community and by the players.

“Andy is an individual with huge experience of football stadia. He was heavily involved with Dean Court when it was redeveloped in 2001.

“He has great architectural knowledge and experience and his role on the board will be as our facilities director.

“He will be responsible for everything with regard to the ground and will be a terrific asset in that respect.

“He was responsible for the method statement and specification of all the works that were needed for the upgrade we completed in March to stay in National League South.

“He did terrific work in terms of satisfying the Football Association with regard to our capacity calculations and, without him, we simply would not have pulled off the upgrade.

“For him to accept a post on the board strengthens it considerably.

“My son David is an accountant and has been coming to board meetings for the past 10 months. He has taken over the accounting side of the club.

“We now receive financial information in a detailed manner, in a professional style and on a regular basis in a way we have never had before. This input is proving invaluable in the running of the club.

“His invitation to join the board was prompted by my colleagues rather than myself and I am so proud my son has aspired to getting involved with the club.

“I was delighted when it became clear David so welcomed the invitation and so eagerly accepted it.

“As a club, we have a lot of hard work ahead of us and I know these appointments will help as we strive to keep progressing.”