"It's a great honour and privilege"
Martin Swallow is the new acting chairman of the Ipswich Town Supporters Club.
Having served as a committee member since 2011, Martin, who has replaced Mark Ramsay as chairman, previously held the position of vice-chairman.
Mark, 63, had been chairman for five years, while Martin, 53, also took on the role of vice-chairman in 2017.
Martin, who has supported the Club since 1981, was diagnosed with a brain tumour two years ago but has continued his work with the Supporters Club and follows Town passionately both home and away.
Ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, the Blues played Bury Town in a pre-season friendly, with the match being dedicated to Martin and the hosts collecting the Martin Swallow Challenge Trophy after a penalty shoot-out success at Ram Meadow.
On becoming the new chairmain, Martin said: "It's a great honour and privilege to become the chairman of the Supporters Club.
"I've been working with the Club on supporter forums since 2000 and I am just totally honoured to be representing this historic football club."
The Club thanks Mark for his all of his work as chairman, and wishes Martin the very best of luck in the position.
N.B. Martin is serving as acting chairman and will take on the role officially should he be voted in at the AGM later this year.