Monmouth Town Chairman Lee Robson is stepping down after ten years at the helm of the former Welsh League Champions after overseeing their remarkable rise from a modest Gwent League Club to one of the powerhouses of football in south Wales.
Taking over in 2005 Robson teamed up with current team boss Andrew Smith and masterminded a rise up the divisions unparalleled in recent Welsh league history winning Gwent county league Division Two in their first season together, gaining promotion to the Welsh league for the first time in 2007 in their 138 year history the following year and winning all three Welsh League divisions between 2011 and 2104. An ill fated move to Abergavenny’s Pen Y Pound followed as Monmouth tried to become the first Gwent based club to reach the Welsh Premier League but Robson leaves a legacy of a well respected Welsh league first division club with 6 of the players still competing from their Gwent County days, winning Gwent Club of the year in 2014 with the largest Junior section in south Wales, an FAW Academy and a ready supply line of young players.
Lee who is moving a new post in Norwich said “I’m very proud of our achievements and the contribution we have made to Gwent and Welsh football. What we have achieved is no accident but by having a clear view of what we wanted to do, who we wanted to be and going for it. I hope we’ve made some friends along the way and have shown people what is possible”.