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2023 Chairman Announcement

We are very pleased to share that, following a recent SMRC committee meeting, Richard Burrell will step up to the SMRC Chairman role, for the next two years, in 2023.

Richard, who is currently the clubs Vice Chairman and Chief Marshal, will take over from Vic Covey Jnr, who is stepping down from his Chairman role, as his two-year tenure comes to an end.

Supporting Richard, in the Vice Chairman role, will be Nic Boyes, who re-joined the committee in 2021 after having previously served in the early 2000s. With Richard’s focus shifting to the overall leadership of the club, the future Chief Marshal position will be taken on by club committee member and long serving member of the senior marshal team, Henry Williams, from 2023 onwards.

Commenting on the new appointment, Richard Burrell said:

“I’m hugely honoured to take on the SMRC Chairman role. I fully intend to build on the great work that Vic Covey Jnr has delivered during his tenure and to continue to move our wonderful club forwards. There are undoubtedly some challenging times ahead but I will work hard, alongside the committee, to deliver the best possible racing for our members.”

If you would like to speak with Richard about your thoughts or ideas for the future of the club, you can reach him on

Richard Burrell


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