Motherwell: Fans' takeover closer after Well Society appoints board

Fir Park

Motherwell say the club has moved closer to fan ownership after the group seeking to complete a takeover appointed four board members.

Tom Feeley, Sandy Kilpatrick, Graham Barnstaple and Brian McCafferty were selected from a list of 21 canidates to form the Well Society's first board.

Feeley believes the group has "a chance of a lifetime" to operate the Fir Park club.

And Kilpatrick said: "There is a big job in front of us."

Barnstaple described his involvement as "a real privilege" and believes success can be achieved.

And McCafferty added on Motherwell's website: "I'm looking forward to contributing to the Society's goals and working with my fellow members and Motherwell supporters to drive forward this exciting new era in the club's history."

A total of 927 members, 664 of them with voting rights, had signed up to the 'Well Society by the end of March to make the scheme viable and £335,375 had been raised by April, exceeding the initial £250,000 target.

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