Bracknell Town chairman reveals intention to step down

Bracknell Town chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse. Photo: Neil Graham.
Bracknell Town chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse. Photo: Neil Graham.

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Kayne Steinbourn-Busse has spoken of his “immense pride” as he reflects on his time as chairman of Bracknell Town, a role he is stepping down from at the end of the current season.

Under his leadership, the club have made enormous progress on and off the field, making it one of the most progressive outfits in non-league football.

Being chairman of any club is an extremely time-absorbing task, but Kayne is now having to deal with even more challenging times off the field.

He explained: “Personal circumstances have prompted me to re-evaluate my role within the club. Over the past 12 months, my focus has shifted towards supporting my wife, Sophie, during her battle with cancer.

This unexpected challenge has brought new perspectives into my life.

“Throughout this challenging time, I have been blessed with unwavering support from my family. My eldest son, Louie, who also serves as co-chairman, has taken on additional responsibilities and has proven himself to be an invaluable asset to the club. Alongside our youngest son, Jude, they have allowed me to be there for Sophie as she bravely navigates through her treatment and subsequent surgery. Their support has been nothing short of incredible.”

A packed Bottom Meadow. Photo: Neil Graham.
A packed Bottom Meadow. Photo: Neil Graham.

Louie, who took over the secretary’s role when Ricky Simons switched to Ascot United, is to take over as chairman after the end of the season.

“In recent years, non-league football has undergone a significant transformation,” added Kayne.

“We are witnessing a wave of younger chairmen and boards taking the reins of clubs like Walton and Hersham and Basingstoke, among others.

This fresh mindset has breathed new life into the sport, injecting innovation and modernization into the way clubs are run.

“I am eager to see the club embrace this new chapter, with Louie at the helm, supported by a dynamic team, as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of non-league football.”

Kayne continued: “As I reflect on my time as chairman, I am filled with immense pride and gratitude for the opportunities I’ve had to contribute to the growth of our club. The challenges faced in the past
year have reminded me of the importance of family and the need to prioritize personal well-being.”

Bracknell are now preparing for their Emirates FA Cup first-round tie at League 1 club Cambridge United on the first weekend of November.

Due to their cup run, they have had to re-arrange two league fixtures and will now travel to Dorchester on Tuesday, November 14 and Winchester on Tuesday, December 6.

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