The club have continued to strengthen their off-field presence with the appointment of Karl Lindsay as Football Operations Manager. Lindsay returned to the Peacocks’ fold last summer as Kit Manager, having previously been with the club in a number of roles up until his departure in 2016 including Head Coach of the Under 18 team and Kitman. He then went on to become part of the backroom team at both Truro City and Dorchester Town.

Karl told” Life is full of surprises and for me these last few months have certainly thrown up a few. Having returned to the club last season as Kit Man combined with back up physio/masseuse, my full time job came to an end after 36 years so when Kevin spoke to me about working part time as the Football Operations Manager combined with my other role, it could not have come at a better time for me. I feel privileged to work for Taunton Town FC, a club I dearly have close to my heart for many years. I believe with my background I can help move the Club forward and help professionalise some aspects within the club. We have a lot to achieve to maintain and improve our position within the football pyramid, but it is an exciting journey we are on, one which has no boundaries providing we continue to push every aspect of what we do within the club and the community. Look forward to seeing everyone when the season begins again.”

Karl has wasted no time in acclimatising to his new role, now organising the hiring out of the clubhouse for business meetings whilst also covering a number of bases which Chairman Kevin Sturmey explained:” As a small business and an ambitious football club, we won’t grow unless we now invest in staff and infrastructure. Karl coming on board in a role which has become all-encompassing will not only help me and Rob (Dray) but be the glue that holds many parts of the club together. As Kitman, Karl offers so many qualities which help us to continually push boundaries and it is such an important role not only in the changing room and for the players, but also the dugout and as a great medical back up to Tony Cornish.

Karl’s new role will eventually take the Secretarial role away from Alan Slade so Alan will still help us with admin and finance but also allow him to enjoy some more downtime in retirement. Alan had to cover this role for the last 12 months, so we thank him for all the work he has put in. Secretary is not the right title in the modern world and the FA and Leagues need to recognise that as Football Operations is so big now and needs managing on a daily basis, therefore we believe Football Operations Manager is the right title and knowing Karl as I do, he will give it 100% and become an even more invaluable member of Management. He is already adding an extra string to his bow with meetings and business lettings from Monday to Friday and has already started to take bookings.

I look forward to working with Karl, he cares passionately about the club and Town, and I know with the team we are now building we will perhaps be able to open up more doors and avenues we know are there, but we have never had enough time or the resources to deliver what we would like to.”