Enfield Town chairman Paul Millington has stepped down from the role and will be replaced by treasurer Paul Reed.

Millington was influential in the birth of the club in 2001 and a driving force in the move to the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium in 2011.

A member of the board since the Towners’ re-birth, Millington has fulfilled the role of chairman for the past eight years and will remain on the board in the role of vice-chairman.

Incoming chairman Reed will assume the role after the club’s pre-season trip to Beveren in Belgium.

Club director, Ken Brazier, was at pains to emphasize the fact the change had been expected and that a change of leadership at the top was not only “normal” but “healthy” in order to bring fresh ideas and energy into the day-to-day running of the football club.

Reed is excited to be taking over at such a crucial time in the club's development, as it looks to grow and sustain its vision as an inclusive club for all and a football and social centre for the community, with a range of teams playing at the highest sustainable levels possible.