22nd April 2023

In view of recent events following the club’s relegation, we have made Club Director Stuart Robins’ programme notes available for free on our website.

Good afternoon and welcome back to Huish Park. 

I’d like to open my notes with a thank you and an apology. This season has been difficult, we can’t look at it any other way, but despite that your support has remained; I thank each and every one of you all. After the game against Eastleigh, I would never have thought we’d be in the position we are now. I realise I am privileged to be a shareholder and director of the club I love, and I take my responsibility to you all very seriously but firstly I’m a fan, and like it does for all of you, this hurts me deeply. It is now my responsibility to help build Yeovil Town back to where we all want it to be. 

I want to publicly thank and commend Mark Cooper, Josh Staunton and the rest of the Yeovil Town players & staff for their conduct on Tuesday evening. In a night that was bitterly disappointing, both Mark and Josh stood up and gave powerful interviews which truly highlighted the feeling around the club. I can assure you they care deeply and their sentiment is shared by me. We have to be better as a collective to start rebuilding in the National League South next season. 

The first half on Tuesday showed the fighting spirit is still there for this football club – this is a club steeped in history and what we are going through now is a painful chapter, we now need to use this as a catalyst for change. Once again our away support was nothing short of outstanding on what was always going to be a difficult night. I, the players and staff appreciate it immensely, so thank you all 217 of you. 

Looking forward, we are working on taking the necessary steps to put this football club on the correct path. As soon as I am able to, I will provide a detailed update on club matters. I appreciate you have all been extremely patient over the past few years, and once again, I thank you for that. 

On today, our final home fixture of the season brings a very bitter-sweet feeling. We want supporters to leave Huish Park with a smile on their face, and that’s certainly the objective this afternoon, despite relegation being confirmed. 

Finally, I would like to wish our visitors from Oldham, the players, staff and officials a safe journey back to the North-West this evening. After a tough start, David Unsworth has steadied the ship at Oldham and has secured National League football for them next season, we wish them all the best going forward. 

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you all next season.. 

Stuart Robins.