Mallett takes over as Herts FA chairman

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THE Hertfordshire FA has announced that Paul Mallett has been elected as the new chairman of the association.

Mallett takes over following the death of previous chairman Gary Norman, who passed away suddenly earlier this year.

Mallett has a wealth of experience as both a referee and a league administrator. Having joined the Association in 2000, he has held a number of positions including vice-chairman of the referees’ committee and county training officer for Safeguarding Children.

Most recently, Mallett has been the secretary of the Regulations and Sanctions Committee where he has worked with leagues to implement the FA’s Standard Code of Rules. He was also the chairman of the Discipline Committee during the 2011/12 season.

Meanwhile, it has also been revealed that Eddie Dowber will be stepping down as president of Hertfordshire FA after two years of service.

Dowber is replaced by Eddie King, a stalwart of the Association who joined in 1981.

He has held a number of positions at the association, including Discipline Committee secretary.

Latterly, he has held the role of managing director, as well as being FA Representative and Honorary Secretary – titles he retains in his new role.