Saltash United chairman Bill Wakeham has decided to call it a day after nearly four years in the Kimberley hot seat, writes Dave Potham.

Wakeham became chairman of the South West Peninsula League club after standing down from the same position at Ivybridge Town.

Wakeham said: ‘I’m stepping down for a number of reasons, the main one being I need more time, hopefully this will give me more time to enjoy and improve my quality of life. Being chairman of a football club even at this level needs lots of commitment, it’s like running a small business.’

Wakeham went on: ‘When I left Ivybridge, Saltash was the only club I wanted to come to. It is a great club with bags of potential. I love the club, it has a great squad and the dressing room is the best I have ever seen.’

Wakeham broke the news to the players in the dressing room after Saturday’s match against Witheridge.

Wakeham, who twice stood as a UKIP Parliamentary candidate in two General Elections, is downsizing to a smaller property and once that is complete he will be taking a year out of football.