Billericay Town have added another new member to their growing consortium of owners ahead of hosting Havant & Waterloovile in National League South on Saturday.
Billericay-based former Blues coach Rob Dowman was unveiled as a new shareholder in the Essex club on Friday.
He’s teamed up businessmen Greg Lake, David McCartney, Alex Morrissey and Nick Hutt.
They moved to reassure fans at the end of October that the Blues are in safe hands after taking control in the wake of former owner Glenn Tamplin‘s decision to walk away earlier in the month.
Multi-millionaire Tamplin bought Betvictor Isthmian League North Romford two weeks ago before installing himself as manager.
CONSORTIUM | We are delighted to announce a new member of the consortium this evening as we welcome Robert Dowman to Billericay Town, to hear what Rob had to say on the club and his plans see the below tweet? pic.twitter.com/DFU1RNkGI7
— Billericay Town FC (@BTFC) November 28, 2019
Dowman told the club’s website: “Growing up and going to school in Billericay, I have been around the club in either a playing or supporting capacity since I was a child.
“Both of my sons have played for the Colts and I managed one of the youth teams for a number of years.
“It was during this time that I got to know Nick Hutt and got to see the inner workings of the football club and see how many fantastic people give their time and work so passionately behind the scenes to get us to what we see on match day.
“It is an absolute privilege to now have the opportunity to work alongside these people and the other consortium members in taking the club forward.”
Blues player-manager Jamie O’Hara insists his side are fully focused on bagging three points when the high-flying Hawks arrive at New Lodge.
“They are all big games,” O’Hara told the Basildon Standard on Friday. “Sitting down with the owners, it would have been great to have a little FA Trophy run after a great run in the FA Cup.
“That wasn’t to be as it went against us. But we will concentrate on the league and try to push up the table. That’s all we can try to do.”
The former Spurs star added: “We have a good squad of players now where I believe we can really make something happen. We are playing great football and exciting to watch.
“Teams don’t want to play against us so it’s going to be a tough game for Havant as well.”
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