SELBY Town chairman Ralph Pearse has retired after over a decade in the role.

Pearse had served Selby as both a player and manager before taking up the role in the club's boardroom.

The decision was announced "with a heavy heart" by Dave Haddock, the interim chairman.

Haddock said: "Ralph has been involved with the club for many years, making a significant impact both on and off the pitch and leading it through some of its darkest times and also its greatest achievements including our centenary celebrations.

"His hard work and dedication to the club and the community is second to none, and the impact he has had across the town and throughout all of the NCEL is a testament to just how much time and energy he has provided in his endeavours.

"To put it simply, the club would not exist today without his efforts, and we should all be thankful for that."

Haddock added that the club were planning to provide "significant investment in our facilities, including upgrades to our changing rooms, floodlights and outside area".

Elsewhere, the FA have extended the grassroots season until the end of June, though this excludes Steps 3-6.