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The Diamonds


Max Griggs
Max Griggs

Griggs hands over Diamonds

Max Griggs has officially handed over Rushden and Diamonds Football Club to the fans.


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
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"
Max Griggs

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.

last updated: 03/06/05
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