Tracy Ryder has been co-opted to the Trust Board of Runcorn Linnets FC as assistant club secretary with a view to succeeding club secretary, Lynn Johnston at the end of the season.
Trust Board members at Monday's board meeting appointed Tracy to fill the vacancy on the board, created by the resignation of club chairman, Derek Greenwood. Lynn and Trust Board member for ground maintenance, Rob Johnston will step down at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.
Trust secretary, Dave Bettley said: 'Tracy has done an excellent job standing in as club secretary on match days on the very rare occasions that Lynn has been unavailable.
'Tracy has very clearly demonstrated her commitment to the club not only as a fan but as a willing volunteer.
'She has also played a leading role in our fundraising group, helping to generate significant and vital funds through the Trekkin with Tracy climb of Snowdon and the sales of our official 2017 club calendar.
'Tracy is a very ardent supporter of the Linnets and the board knows that she will be a tremendous asset and we all look forward to working with her. I am sure our members and fans will join the board in welcoming Tracy into her new role and wishing her well.'
Tracy Ryder said: 'I am absolutely delighted to have been offered the opportunity to join the Trust Board of Runcorn Linnets. It is a very exciting and challenging time for the club.
'There is a lot for me to learn but I will be doing as much as possible over the next three months to get to grips with everything and could not wish to have a better tutor than Lynn, who has done such tremendous work over the last 10 years. I can't wait to get started.'