Max Griggs and his son Stephen gave the club, the stadium and the 22 acres of land at Nene Park to the recently formed Supporters' Trust on Friday.
|Max & Stephen Griggs|
As well as £20 million worth of assets, the Griggs Group has also given the trust a cash injection of £750,000.
Lifelong fan Helen Thompson has been appointed managing director, and will take over the day to day running of the club.
|"I feel very happy that I’m giving it to the right people"|
As Helen explains, she's thrilled at her new challenge: "It’s absolutely overwhelming. It’s a marvellous opportunity for Rushden & Diamonds Supporters' Trust and obviously it continues the football club going forward. We’ve a new season to look forward to and we’re really excited about it."
Max Griggs, meanwhile, was reflective about the end of his 13 year involvement with the Diamonds: "I've got mixed emotions as I've had 13 fantastic years here. We've had a lot of success and doing what we've done is, obviously, a sad day for me. But at the same time I feel very happy that I'm giving it to the right people."
You can hear a full interview with Max by clicking on the link in the top right corner of this page.