10 May 2020 by John Edwards

Lawrence and Bill ready to hit the ground running with plans for new golden Alty era


Football may remain at a standstill during the ongoing lockdown, but there can be no denying Altrincham are in prime position to keep moving through the gears, once the shackles are finally thrown off.

Flourishing on-field fortunes under the leadership of manager Phil Parkinson and his assistant Neil Sorvel are being matched in the boardroom, as the club look to build on the advances of the last three years and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the National League and beyond.

It's a tall order, but plans have been drawn up and personnel identified to supervise them, with directors Lawrence Looney and Bill Waterson ready to take the reins from Grahame Rowley and apply their joint expertise to the task of turning dreams into reality.

Working in tandem as co-leaders of a dynamic new-look board, Lawrence and Bill are convinced they can deliver on exciting, far-reaching proposals that were outlined to supporters at The J.Davidson Stadium in January.

The headline bullet point from that meeting was, of course, the stadium redevelopment and expansion plans, and it's a bold step into the big time that has increasingly caught the eye and attracted media attention.

The latest interview request came from nonleaguedaily.com, and Lawrence obliged with the answers, as he dealt with the vision for transforming the stadium, how the club are coping during lockdown and why this is the ideal time for any would-be investors to get involved in what promises to be a golden new era.

The coping process has been helped in no small measure by a response to an appeal fund that confirms Alty fans as the best in the business. All clubs at our level, or the vast majority at least, have launched an appeal for help, but topping £30,000, as Alty fans have, surely makes them leaders in the field.

That's certainly a view shared by Lawrence and Bill, who start their reign as joint-chairmen once the go-ahead is given for next season to start but have already begun to spread the word that Altrincham FC are going places.

Here is the link to the nonleaguedaily.com interview:


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