Kevin White has been appointed temporary chairman of Basingstoke Town Football Club.

It was decided at a board meeting last week that the businessman, who is currently vice chair, would step into the role until the club's next Annual General Meeting, set to be held in December.

It comes after Terry Brown resigned last week. The former Basingstoke Town football manager said it was time to stand down after steering the club through one of its most difficult periods, following its eviction from the Camrose in 2018.

Mr White said he is 'honoured' to step into the role of chairman temporarily.

He said: "Honestly? I’m honoured to be asked to be chairman of this great club, even if only for a short while. First and foremost – I’m a fan. I’ve grown up in Basingstoke and the club has always been a part of my family like it has for so many Basingstoke people. My role now is to listen, to our members, to our fans, staff and volunteers. We’ve got an opportunity to do something special here.’

“We must continue Terry’s great work in immersing the club into our community and looking forward to a bright future. The only way we can do that though is by getting as many people involved in the club as humanly possible. There is real strength in numbers, and nobody should disregard the important role they can play in shaping our future.”

“We’ve established ourselves back in Basingstoke, which was a huge achievement in itself – but as far as we are concerned, that is phase one. Now, it’s about giving us a platform to ensure that this club not just exists but that it is allowed to propel forward to allow future generations to benefit.

He added: "Don’t get me wrong, at times our battles off the pitch will sometimes replicate those on it, but there is a great energy about the future of our club and with so many people now looking to get involved it can only benefit us.”