Following the completion of the EFL processes, Northampton Town Football Club are delighted to officially confirm the appointment of Tom Cliffe to the club's Board of Directors as the elected supporters’ representative.
Tom recorded 73.17% of 1,253 votes cast by supporters in October and is now officially a Director of the club after receiving approval from the EFL.
"By recording the number of votes he did, Tom has been given a very strong and clear democratic mandate to represent supporters and we are delighted to welcome him to the board," said Chairman Kelvin Thomas.
"Tom is joining the board at an exciting time for the club. We are very hopeful that the East Stand development will be able to move forward following the West Northamptonshire Council cabinet meeting early next month and with matters on the field going well for the first team, academy and Northampton Town Women, there is much to be proud of, that is in addition to the club's extensive community work and education programme.
"We have always felt we are a club that is in tune with the views of our supporters and all of our staff and board members are always very approachable, but Tom's appointment adds yet another avenue for supporters to make their views known direct to the club and I am sure Tom will be an excellent supporters’ representative."
Tom himself added: "As a Cobblers fan all my life I am proud and honoured to be appointed to the Board of Directors.
"I would like to thank Dan, who was the other candidate in the election and all of the supporters who voted. I am very aware of the huge responsibility that I have been tasked with, and I will carry out my duties to the very best of my ability.
"This will be a challenging but hugely rewarding role and I will work hard to ensure I represent the views of supporters on the board.
"I have already met with many different supporters over the last weeks and my door is always open for those who wish to contact me to discuss any issues. I will be arranging regular meetings in person and the communication channels will always be open for any supporter who wants to discuss any matters with me.
"This is a really exciting time for the club, both on and off the field and I can't wait to get started now the official clearance has been received."
Following discussions, it has been agreed that Tom's appointment will be for a two year tenure, with an election at the end of the period. In that election, once again, any supporter, including the current incumbent, will be entitled to stand for election.